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Daily 10.00 – 17.00

(last entry 16.30)  

Admission prices 

(as of 1st April 2015)

Adult £7.50
Child (under 16) £3.80
Concessions £4.80
Small Family ticket (one adult and up to three children under 16) £13.00
Large Family ticket (two adults and up to three children under 16) £18.00

Children under five are FREE of charge.

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A new exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum will look at the contentious history of light therapy.


The Kiss of Light: Nursing and Light Therapy in 20th-century Britain opens on May 12th 2015 and centres on the healing powers of light – and its risks. The exhibition showcases a remarkable photographic record of nurses and their sometimes vulnerable patients being exposed to both natural and artificial light. Light therapy was used especially for children at clinics to combat rickets, as part of the general treatment in sanatoria for tuberculosis and even in the home by mothers eager to protect their child by exposing them to rays from portable ultra-violet lamps. We may have very different ideas now towards light safety but the health and protection of our children remains an issue today.


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