Nursing & Midwifery

Bomb-damaged Nightingale Badge, 1940

Display No. 36

This Nightingale Badge belonged to nurse Eleanor Ferry. It was damaged as a result of St Thomas‘ Hospital being bombed by an air raid in 1940 during the Second World War. Eleanor Ferry was wearing this badge at the time and she was fortunate to survive the blast.

Florence Nightingale Museum Collection.

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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!