Florence the Woman

Statuette based on the Florence Nightingale Statue at Waterloo Place, London, 20th century

Display No. 117

This statuette is a replica of the one of Nightingale at the Crimean War memorial in Waterloo Place, London. The original statue was designed by Sir Arthur George Walker and was put up in 1915.

The Royal College of Nursing Library and Archive

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!