Saturday 20th October – Meet Miss Nightingale

11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

Come and meet Miss Nightingale. She'll tell you how she became a nurse against her parents' wishes and how she became known as the 'Lady with the Lamp'. You'll even get to meet her pet owl! Florence Nightingale was as famous as Queen Victoria in her own lifetime and is still celebrated today. 

Drop-in. Free, with paid admission.

Monday 22nd October – Clean Hands

11.00am-1.00pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm

We all know we have to keep our hands clean to stop us getting ill, but come along to find out why.  The Infection Control  team from St Thomas’ Hospital will be here to show you how clean your hands really are – or not!  You can even see the special equipment used by the team to help protect them against infection. 

Drop-in. Free, with paid admission.

Wednesday 24th October - Mud and Mortar - A WW1 Nurse's story 

11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

Do you have what it takes to be a nurse in WW1?  Meet Nurse Hermione Godfrey to hear all about her experiences on the Western Front during the First World War. As a Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse Hermione cared for wounded soldiers and now she’s looking to recruit new volunteers as stretcher bearers and VADs. Are you up for the task? 

Free, with paid admission.

Friday 26th October - Halloween Face Painting


Join us for Halloween face painting.  Will you be a ghost or a witch…. or maybe  even a Spanish Flu victim?  100 years ago Spanish Flu caused people to turn blue and have terrible nose bleeds!

Free, with paid admission.

Donations welcome.

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Save the date

October Half Term 
20 October - 27 October  

Free with museum admission

Booking Details

No booking required

Florence Nightingale Museum
2 Lambeth Palace Road

Meet Miss Nightingale