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.


July 2021 Update

The museum has now had two successful open weekends and we are now looking forward to our August Open Weekend! Details of all our open weekends can be found on our What’s On Page.

Following the end of Covid-19 restrictions on Monday 19 July, we would like to request that visitors continue to wear a face mask or covering when visiting us. This is to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, as well those visiting and working on the wider GSTT hospital site, which continues to have safety measures in place.

We will also continue to sell limited pre-bookable tickets and display the Covid-19 NHS Track and Trace app QR code.


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 no longer mandatory but we request that masks are still worn for the comfort and safety of our staff and visitors
– 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