Discover the woman behind the icon at this museum dedicated to the life of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing, and an icon in her own lifetime. The museum explores her affluent childhood, how she fought against her parents’ wishes to become a nurse, her work during the Crimean War and how she campaigned for better healthcare for ordinary people around the world.

Visitors can even see the actual lamp she carried which earned her the nickname 'The Lady with the Lamp', meet her pet owl and see her medicine chest. A daily highlights tour runs at 3.30pm (plus 11.30am at weekends).

Florence Nightingale Museum

2 Lambeth Palace, London, Greater London, SE1 7EW

020 7188 4400


Opening times

Daily: 10:00 - 5:00pm (Last Entry 4:30pm)

50% off entry with National Art Pass

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