October half-term at the Florence Nightingale Museum 24-28 October 

The Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the founder of modern nursing. Through its collections and work, the museum also aims to inform and educate audiences about the profession of nursing from its origins to today and to celebrate nurses everywhere. Working with our partners and the community, our focus is on inspiring future generations by bringing history to life.

To mark Black History Month, the museum has developed the following events during half
term, from 24 to 28 October.


Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole
Tuesday 24 October
1.30pm, 3 pm and 4pm

Saturday 28 October

10.30 am, 12 pm, 1.30 pm and 3 pm

Dynamic storytelling session by Wendy Shearer. Listen to the fascinating tales of Mary
Seacole as she travels through many lands and on to the Crimea to help the British
soldiers. Wendy will take you on an interactive journey through Mary’s life.

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Meet Mother Seacole

Wednesday 25 October
11.30 am, 12.30 pm and 2 pm

Watch a drama display of Mother Seacole’s life- put on a soldier’s costume and help Mary
on her way to the Crimea.

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Meet Miss Nightingale
Thursday 26 October
11.30, 12.30, 2.00
Watch a drama display of Florence Nightingales’ extraordinary life and achievements.



Prescription Poems

Wednesday 25 October
2 -4 pm

Saturday 28 October
2 - 4 pm

Meet poet Rachel Long to tell her your story and take away a prescription poem.



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October half-term 
24-28 October

Free with Admission

Florence Nightingale Museum 
2 Lambeth Palace Road