Covid 19 advice for visitors

Florence Nightingale instigated the Wash Your Hands message in her Notes On Nursing in 1859 so you won’t be surprised to learn that we’re asking you to follow her advice when you can visit us! She also campaigned for decades for improved cleanliness for better public health, so we’ll be following in her footsteps to keep you safe during your visit.

April 2021 update

Regretfully, but inevitably, the Florence Nightingale Museum has carried out a major review and restructuring of its operations in response to the damaging and continuing effects of the pandemic.

We will not be opening full time for the forseeable future, but do plan to open on the first full weekend of every month from June 2021, government guidelines permitting.  We will continue to operate a pre-booked ticket entry policy, so please check back here nearer the time for details.

Enhanced safety measures
– Please wash your hands when you arrive and use the hand sanitiser we’ve provided throughout the museum. Hydroalcoholic gel will be provided at the entrance.
– Masks are now mandatory (unless you are exempt due to health conditions)
– We have installed a splash-screen at our admission desk where you show your pre-booked ticket
– Only contactless payment will be allowed in our shop. You can browse the shop online before you come.
– We organised a professional deep clean of the museum prior to opening and it is professionally cleaned each morning.
– Headphones and digital/touch screens will be cleaned regularly throughout the day
– Staff and volunteers will be on hand to offer advice
– Our cloakroom will be closed and no large bags will be allowed in the museum/galleries
– Prams and strollers will be allowed in the galleries
– Our FNM Covid Risk Assessment is available for you to read here
– We have been awarded the Visit Britain ‘Good To Go’ mark re our Covid 19 preparations