Forthcoming Teacher's Evening 

Tuesday 22nd November 17.30-19.30 at The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

The education teams at the Florence Nightingale Museum and Herb Garret invite KS3/4 teachers to a teachers' evening to discover more about our educational programme at both museum and how we can help you deliver your curricular needs. This evening is highly recommended to teachers' from a broad range of GCSE subjects, as well as those delivering Ofqual accredited Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in History. 

This evening is a drop-in session and will include a tour of the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret with refreshments provided. Booking is essential as places are limited. To book please email, Julie Mathias at or call 0207 188 2679. 


We offer self-guided visits to the museum for secondary school groups.

A visit to the museum supports the GCSE ‘Medicine through Time’ syllabus, and allows students to investigate who Florence Nightingale was. They are able to discover who the real person was and deepen their understanding of Florence’s achievements, moving beyond the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ legend. The museum also highlights the work of Mary Seacole.

Secondary school groups can visit the museum after 2pm. Due to the size of the museum we only allow groups of 35 students in the museum at one time.

In addition to visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum you can visit the mini-museum in St Thomas’ Hospital. The 800-year history of St Thomas’ Hospital is depicted through artefacts and photographs including a recipe for snail water to treat venereal disease. It also records the extensive damage the hospital suffered from enemy bombers during World War II.

The mini-museum shows how, over the years, medicines and operating techniques have advanced and new equipment has been invented – in some cases, thanks to the inspiration of staff within the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

For more details and to book please email or call 020 7188 4440.

Do you need help with your homework?

Are you learning about Florence Nightingale? Do you have a question you would like to ask or need help with your homework? If so please email

I can help answer any of your Florence related questions or provide resources and pictures to help you with your school work. To search our collection visit the Collections page. You can also download our fact sheets listed below.

Edith Cavell fact sheet
Mary Seacole fact sheet
Alexis Soyer fact sheet