Florence Nightingale Museum Picture

Florence Nightingale

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 re-opened on May 12 2010 following an extensive £1.4m refurbishment.

The museum tells the real story of 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. Florence Nightingale, is recognised as the founder of modern nursing in the United Kingdom. The new museum explains her legacy and also celebrates nursing today.