Meet Mary Seacole and Mix a Medicine: Home Learners Event

The session will start at 12:30. Please feel free to arrive up to 15 minutes before the session. The session will end at 14:00.

Your session will begin with a 30 minute performance by the Museum’s Mary Seacole. Learn how the Doctress helped soldiers during the Crimean War, and hear about her many wonderful adventures around the world and why she was voted the Greatest Black Briton in 2004.

After the performance you are free to explore the museum using one of our trails and can take part in our interactive ‘mix a medicine’ activity, learning about some of the herbal remedies Seacole used and making your own scent bag to take home.

Tickets are £6 (+booking fee) per child. 1 Adult per child goes free.

Tickets available via Eventbrite:

Date: Monday 15th April 2024

Time: 12:30 – 14:00 (Please arrive in good time for the start of the session.)

Florence Nightingale Museum
2 Lambeth Palace Road

️ Admission: £6 (+booking fee) per child. 1 Adult per child goes free (you do not need to book a ticket for the adult attending).

Booking Details: Book Your Place on Eventbrite Here

Tickets are also now available for our next Florence Nightingale event for home learners, which will take place on Monday 16th September 2024.

An actress is dressed in historical costume as Mary Seacole. She is standing outside the Florence Nightingale Museum.


We have a variety of free resources available for your use. Whether you are doing research for a school project or simply interested in learning more about Nightingale and her era.

Family Learning

Find out more about our family friendly activities and what’s on at the museum – including when you can ‘Meet Miss Nightingale’!