Florence the Woman

Carriage Pass for Horse Guards Parade, 19th century

Display No. 54

Nightingale received this prestigious ivory pass from Queen Victoria.

This pass allowed her carriage to enter Horse Guards Parade near Buckingham Palace. Access to this area was usually reserved for top military officials as the Headquarters of the British Army was located nearby.

Ivory Carriage Pass for Horse Guard’s Parade. 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!