A year to remember

Florence Nightingale was born in 1820 so throughout her bicentenary year in 2020 there will be a series of events to celebrate, both here at the museum and with our partners internationally. 
At the museum we will be focusing on our ‘Florence Nightingale: Leader, Icon, Pioneer’ exhibition.  Florence is remembered as the founder of modern nursing, but she was so much more; a female icon in her own lifetime, a healthcare pioneer, an influential statistician, a trailblazer and a leader. And her legacy still lives on today. 
So come along and join in the celebrations throughout 2020.  Keep an eye on this page as we add more events below, and follow us on Twitter or Facebook so you don’t miss out!

Stay at Nightingale's childhood home

Florence Nightingale was deeply attached to the family's summer home, writing that "it breaks my heart to leave Lea Hurst". Now you can stay in her bedroom too!

Bookings open now.

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Family Corner

October 2019
Florence Nightingale Museum

Just like Florence, lots of children today are excited about the idea of going into the healthcare profession. Bring them along to our Family Corner play zone to dress up, find out what today's nurses enjoy about their job and much more!

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Nightingale Walk March 2020

Florence Nightingale's London

10.30am Friday 6 March 2020
Outside Dorchester Hotel, London

Join our Blue Badge guide to walk in the footsteps of the 'Founder of modern nursing' and discover the life of Florence Nightingale through the places where she lived and worked in London.

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Nightingale Walk April 2020

Florence Nightingale's London

10.30am Wednesday 8 April 2020
Outside Dorchester Hotel, London

Join our Blue Badge guide to walk in the footsteps of the 'Founder of modern nursing' and discover the life of Florence Nightingale through the places where she lived and worked in London.

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Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service

Service at Westminster Abbey

18.30-19.30 Wednesday 12 May, 2020
(Doors open 17.00)
Westminster Abbey, London

A commemoration service to honour the life and legacy of Florence Nightingale.

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Nightingale Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral

Evensong at St Paul's

5pm, Tuesday 27 October 2020
St Paul's Cathedral, London

Join us for Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral to commemorate Florence's life, just as nurses and the public did after her death in 1910.

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