Family Learning

We offer a wide variety of activities for families but while Covid 19 procedures are in place unfortunately some of these have been put on hold. But do come along and meet Miss Nightingale in person; you can even take a (socially distanced) selfie with her!


August 13th marks 110 years since the death of Florence Nightingale. 2020 has been a difficult year but even after her death Florence’s light is still shining brightly. Help us celebrate the founder of modern nursing’s legacy by redesigning her Fanoos lamp.

Take part in our “Design Florence’s Fanoos” competition and be in with the chance of winning a prize from our gift shop! Please post your entries to Florence Nightingale Museum, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EW or email them to

The closing date is the 30/09/2020 and three winners will be chosen on the 01/10/2020. We’d love to see you visit us to collect your prize and you can also meet Florence herself!  If you’re unable to make it to the Museum, we can post your prize to you.

UK residents only and all ages welcome to apply!

Good luck everyone!

Download the template here

Meet Miss Nightingale

Under normal circumstances you can meet Florence herself at the Museum every Saturday with Every Saturday with performances at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm. They are free with admission and last approximately 30 minutes.

Instead, at the moment Miss Nightingale will be at the Museum daily Thursdays to Sundays to welcome families, take socially-distanced selfies and be available to answer your questions.  She looks forward to meeting you!

Find out more

Family Trail

With our family trail explore the Museum together and find out about the life of Florence Nightingale.

Family trail

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.

When Covid 19 restrictions are eased you will be able to dress up as either one of Florence’s nurses or a modern day nurse!

See our What’s On page to see our range of seasonal and school holiday activities.

What’s On

In the Footsteps of Florence Nightingale