Pioneer and Campaigner

Glass infant feeding bottle, 1854-1856

Display No. 24

Infant bottle used at Scutari Hospital in the Crimean War. The wives of soldiers often followed them to war, and children were born at Scutari during the Crimean War. When it came to raising children, Nightingale believed money was better spent in maintaining health in infancy and childhood than in building hospitals to cure disease.

Infant feeding bottle. Florence Nightingale Museum Collection

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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!