Florence the Woman

Framed photograph of Florence Nightingale, 19th century

Display No. 58

This photograph of Nightingale has been framed with “Miss Nightingale” written on a piece of paper beneath.

The leather-bound case would make it suitable for travel. This home-made collage appears to be a personal memento and speaks of the affection in which Nightingale was held.

Framed photograph with travel case. Florence Nightingale Museum Collection

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!