Florence the Woman

Photograph of Florence Nightingale at Claydon, 19th century

Display No. 104

When Harry Verney married Nightingale’s sister Parthenope in 1858 and the couple made Claydon their home. It is one of the few places where Nightingale stayed after the Crimean War.

In this photograph we can see Nightingale at Claydon with a group of her students from the Nightingale Training School for Nurses. Claydon House is now a National Trust property and can be visited by the public.

Photograph of Florence Nightingale and nurses from the Nightingale Training School at Claydon, 1886. Florence Nightingale Museum Collection

Exhibits from ‘Florence the Woman’

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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!