Family Activities and Events

The Museum is a great place for families to have fun together and learn about Florence Nightingale and her legacy. We host a wide variety of activities and events for families all year round.

See what’s on offer below!

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Upcoming Family Events

Stained Glass Craft

Handmade stained glass of an owl and a tortoise

29th March- 14th April 2024

Join us this Easter to learn more about the life and work of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and make your own stain glass window to take home with you.

Make the most of our special half price family ticket offer- must end 14th April.

Meet Miss Nightingale

13th April 2024

Join the Museum’s Own Miss Nightingale to hear her story!

Performances are at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30pm and last approximately 30 minutes

Meet Mary Seacole

An actress is dressed in historical costume as Mary Seacole. She is standing outside the Florence Nightingale Museum.

27th April 2024

Learn all about the British-Jamaican Doctress and her many wonderful adventures, including her work during the Crimean War!

Performances are at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30pm and last approximately 30 minutes

Regular Family Activities

New Family Trails

With our new family trail and I spy activity, explore the Museum together and find out about the life of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole & Alexis Soyer and the Crimean War.

Pick up your free copy at the Museum entrance.

Family Corner

So you want to be a Nightingale Nurse?

We’ve worked with the nurses at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to help children discover what it’s like to be a modern nurse and the many different roles the field of nursing offers today.

In the Family Corner you will also be able to dress up as either one of Florence’s nurses or a modern day nurse!

Letter Writing

What would you campaign for?

Florence wrote some 200 books, pamphlets and articles, and over 14,000 letters. She wrote about nursing, philosophy, sanitation and hygiene, hospitals, and statistics.

Use our letter writing station to start a discussion and send a message campaigning for something you are passionate about!

Home Educating Families

Mary Seacole

Home Educators Event

Mary Seacole performer poses for a photo. She wears a teal dress, maroon plaid shawl, and black felt hat. A maroon feather accents its wide brim.

15th April 2024

This event gives the opportunity for home educating families to have a special performance from the museum’s  Mary Seacole, learn all about the British-Jamaican Doctress and her work during the Crimean War and even have a go at mixing a medicine scent bag to take home.

Special event price of one adult free per child (child’s ticket is £6 plus booking fee). Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Click here to book your ticket

Florence Nightingale

Home Educators Event

Florence Nightingale performer gestures towards a taxidermy owl in a glass case, standing next to a girl of about 10 years old

16th September 2024

This event gives the opportunity for home educating families to have a special performance from the museum’s Florence Nightingale and explore the museum collection.

Special event price of one adult free per child (child’s ticket is £6 plus booking fee). Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Click here to book your ticket.

Free Learning Resources

Studying the Lady with the Lamp?

Check out our free to use resources on our learning page!

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Facilities

  • The museum has male and female toilets and an accessible toilet.

  • Baby change facilities are found in both the male and female toilets. Sanitary products and nappies are available.

  • Free to use lockers are available within the cloakroom, items are left at the owners risk.

  • The Museum does not have café facilities and we request that no food is eaten within the gallery.

  • The Museum is all on one level and fully accessible for wheel chair users and pushchairs.