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, Job Seekers Allowances - with valid ID)
Family ticket: £15.00 (two adults and up to two children under 16)
Additional children £1 (up to two extra children)
Children under 5 are free of charge

Daily 10.00 – 17.00 (last entry 16.30)
Closed Good Friday, 23 December, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Opening Times on New Year’s Eve 10:00 - 15:00

Due to staff training, the Museum will be closed on 5th January 2018.


Free 15 minute tour of the highlights of the collection, click here for more information.

Check our 'What's On' page for information about our latest talks and evening events.


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, the area boasts an impressive variety of bars, award-winning cafes and family-friendly restaurants; all within easy walking distance of the Florence Nightingale Museum.  Maps and information are available from our information desk. For online information please visit their website

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.



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.