Florence Nightingale Museum

museum in London, UK about life of Florence Nightingale and modern nursing

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English Florence Nightingale Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum is located at St Thomas' Hospital, which faces the Palace of Westminster across the River Thames in South Bank, central London, England. It is open to the public seven days a week. It reopened on 12 May 2010 following an extensive £1.4m refurbishment.The museum tells the real story of Florence Nightingale, "the lady with the lamp", from her Victorian childhood to her experiences in the Crimean, through to her years as an ardent campaigner for health reform. Nightingale is recognised as the founder of modern nursing in the United Kingdom. The new museum explains her legacy and also celebrates nursing today: it is a member of The London Museums of Health & Medicine group.In 1860, four years after her famous involvement in the Crimean War, Nightingale founded the Nightingale Training School for nurses at St. Thomas' Hospital and the museum is located on this site.The new museum is designed around three pavilions that tell her story. The Gilded Cage tells the story of Nightingale's privileged childhood and her struggle against stifling social conventions. The Calling shows how Nightingale and her team coped with the crisis in the military hospitals where the legend of the lady with the lamp was born. Reform and Inspire shows the other side of Nightingale, the reformer who campaigned tirelessly for health reform at home and abroad.

Highlights from the Collection include the writing slate Nightingale used as a child, her pet owl Athena (which she rescued in Athens and hand reared, and which became her constant companion, travelling everywhere in her pocket), and Nightingale's medicine chest, which she took with her to the Crimean. It contains a mix of medicines and herbal remedies, from bicarbonate of soda to powdered rhubarb. The museum displays a rare Register of Nurses that lists women who served under Nightingale in the military hospitals in Turkey and the Crimean.

Audio tours are free with entry and accessed via a set of stethoscopes. Interactive exhibits have been created to offer different ways of exploring Florence's story and influence. Free creative activities for children are offered during the holidays.

There is also a resource centre which is open by appointment to students, academics and other researchers, who may use the museum's collections, books and documents related to Florence Nightingale. The museum is a member of the London Museums of Health & Medicine.

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Spanish Museo de Florence Nightingale

El museo de Florence Nightingale en Londres, está dedicado a la vida y obra Florence Nightingale, pionera de la enfermería moderna, desde su infancia victoriana hasta su experiencia en la guerra de Crimea y sus años de ardiente defensora de la reforma del sistema de salud británico. El museo explica su legado y la historia de la profesión de enfermería.

Está ubicado en el hospital Saint Thomas, frente al palacio de Westminster en la ribera sur del río Támesis, en el distrito de Lambeth, Londres. Abre al público los siete días de la semana.

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Italian Museo Florence Nightingale (Florence Nightingale Museum)

Museo sulla storia della Signorina con la Lampada, fondatrice della moderna infermeria inglese. Organizzano vari eventi, compresi workshop d'arte. Situato nella proprietà dell'ospedale di St. Thomas.

Address 2 Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth, SE1 7EW
Directions Stazione tube: Waterloo, Westminster
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