The Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the best known figure in nursing history. Located within St Thomas’ Hospital, the museum was opened in 1989 and now forms a key part of London’s medical heritage. The collection consists of personal material associated with Florence Nightingale, items relating to the Crimean War and nursing artefacts.


Admission prices
Adult: £7.50
Child (under 16): £3.80
Concessions: £4.80 (Over 60's, Students, Disabled, Military - with valid ID)
Family ticket: £15.00 (two adults and up to two children under 16)
Additional children £1 (up to three children)
Children under 5 are free of charge


Daily 10.00 – 17.00 (last entry 16.30)

Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, 23 December, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Opening Times on New Year’s Eve 10:00 - 15:00 


The Museum is a short walk from the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and attractions along the South Bank. We are located in the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital, at parking level.

By underground: Westminster (on the District and Circle line) or Waterloo (on the Northern line).

The nearest railway station in London Waterloo.

Bus routes include 12, 53, 76, 77, 148, 159, 211, 341, 363, 381, 543, 507, C10, RV1

Public parking is limited at St Thomas' Hospital. The Museum is located in the Congestion Charging Zone and there is a machine in the car park where you can pay the zone fee.

There are bicycle racks located nearby for public use nearby on Lower Marsh (Waterloo). TFL bicycle hire scheme information

There are no lunch facilities in the museum. There is a Mark and Spencer’s café and shop in St Thomas' Hospital along with a variety of other refreshment areas.

The Museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has a wheelchair accessible toilet. There is a loop system for the hard of hearing.

The Florence Nightingale Museum is located on the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital, part of London’s Southbank, one of Europe’s largest centres for the arts. This vibrant environment covers all performing arts, as well as historic sites and world-renowned contemporary art venues and museums.

The area boasts an impressive variety of bars, award-winning cafes and family-friendly restaurants, as well as a wide range of design gift and book shops; all within easy walking distance of the Florence Nightingale Museum.

The Imperial War Museum is only 15 minutes’ walk away from the Florence Nightingale Museum, and many of our visitors enjoy seeing both museums in one day.

We are located on the Southbank where you will find a variety of things to do. Maps and information are available from our information desk. For online information please visit their website


The voice of
Florence Nightingale

Known as “The Lady with the Lamp”, Florence Nightingale was a pioneering nurse, writer, and noted statistician. On July 30th 1890, she recorded some words on an Edison phonograph wax cylinder. You can hear the full transcript when you visit the Museum.