Join us for a fun filled family day. 

At the end of June 2016, after a 12 year endeavour, the statue of Mary Seacole (seen above) was unveiled in the gardens of St. Thomas' Hospital. To celebrate a year since Mary's unveiling, come along on Saturday 1st July to discover her story and find out how she helped the soldiers during the Crimean War and became known as 'Mother Seacole'. 


Meet Mary Seacole in a dramatic performance 

Mary Seacole will tell you all about her life and how she helped soldiers during the Crimean War. Discover the lady named 'Mother Seacole' in this dramatic storytelling session.

Performances at 11.30, 12.30 and 2.00. 

This is a family event, free with admission to the museum.

Drop-in activity. Suitable for age 5 and above.


Activities on the day

  • Take a walk to the Mary Seacole statue to hear a talk by the Mary Seacole Trust at 12.00 and 13.00
  • Dress up as a Crimean soldier and nurse at 14.30
  • Find out more about Mary by doing our Activity sheet
  • Colour in Mary Seacole sheets, all day activity 
  • Follow a Gallery Trail to explore our collections


Free entry for Lambeth residents. To receive free entry please show proof of postcode (e.g. council bill or letter, driving licence, bill, etc.). One proof of postcode required per family group.


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Mary Seacole Family Day

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Mary Seacole Family Day
Saturday 1st July

Free with admission.

Free entrance for staff of Guy's and St.Thomas' Hospital and Lambeth residents (please show proof of postcode)

Booking Details

Florence Nightingale Museum
2 Lambeth Palace Road