Free Learning Resources

In these challenging and unique times, we know that home-based learning and teacher support is still needed.  We’ve devised some Key Stage 1 & 2 resources to help support learning outside the classroom.

We hope you enjoy our digital learning offer and if you could make an online donation to help save the museum in these difficult times we would be very grateful.

Meet Miss Nightingale

Meet Miss Nightingale is a 24 minute interactive video suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 learners. Children will discover more about Nightingale’s life, including how she was home schooled and how to wash your hands!

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Family & School Pack

This Learning Pack was made in collaboration with Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust and was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  It includes worksheets and activities about the important work of nurses & midwives and Nightingale herself.

Family and School Learning Pack

Make a hair bracelet

In Victorian times it was common to give family jewellery made from the hair of relatives and loved ones. Florence had a bracelet which she took with her to the Crimean War, made with hair from her parents and sister.

Now you can make your own hair bracelet – but it’s pretty fiddly making it with real hair (and it would take an age to grow and collect!) – so you can make yours from thread. Watch our video to find out how.

Mental Health

Florence knew that feeling well in the mind was as important as feeling well in the body.

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Animal therapy

Florence loved animals and as a girl pretended her pets were her patients. As a nurse she understood how animals could help patients recover.

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Hygiene and handwashing

Florence realised that hygiene and sanitation could help save lives.

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