You do not need to pre-book your tickets. Museum tickets are available to buy on the door and there is good availability. Please note that the museum will be closed on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June for the Jubilee Bank Holidays. We will be open on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June as usual.

Welcome to the Florence Nightingale Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the best known figure in nursing history.

Did you know Florence Nightingale was the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society? That she owned over 60 cats throughout her life and had a pet owl called Athena. Do you know why she was called Florence?

Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing, was one of our greatest Victorians and a female icon in her own lifetime. She is still an inspiration to nurses around the globe.

Visit the museum to celebrate the life of this trailblazing woman; discover all about her affluent childhood, how she fought against her parents’ wishes to become a nurse, her work during the Crimean War and how she campaigned for better healthcare for ordinary people. See the actual lamp she carried which earned her the nickname The Lady With The Lamp, meet her pet owl and see her medicine chest.

The Florence Nightingale Museum will be reopening on Thursday 12th May 2022 to coincide with Nightingale’s 202nd Birthday and International Nurses Day 2022. 

What’s on
at Florence Nightingale Museum

We run a lively programme of special events here at the museum.

What’s on

Learning
at Florence Nightingale Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum offers formal and informal learning opportunities to discover the story of Florence Nightingale, “the lady with the lamp”, including KS1 workshops, family activities and trails.

Learning