A Visit with Miss Nightingale (key stage one)

We are fully booked for Spring Term but have good availability across the Summer Term. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Alternatively you can book Outreach visits - see Outreach visits

Come and meet Miss Nightingale in our popular Key Stage One workshop!

Discover why she went to the Crimea, how she improved conditions for the soldiers and nurses and what happened as a result of her work.

The session begins with an interactive performance by the museum’s own ‘Florence Nightingale’ describing her life and work. This is followed by the opportunity to handle some real and replica objects and explore the museum in some hands-on self-directed activities. At the end of the session, Miss Nightingale will show your class replica uniforms for a Crimean nurse and soldier, which may be tried on.

We can also visit you! Check out our Flo on the Road and Mary Seacole Outreach visits

Curriculum links

  • KS1 History: The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
  • KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
Learning objectives

  • To gain an understanding of why Florence Nightingale is famous and why we remember her.
  • To gain an understanding of why Florence Nightingale went to the Crimea and what it was like working in the Crimean War.
  • To find out how Florence Nightingale improved the conditions for nurses and soldiers in the Crimean War

Session times: Weekdays, 10:15am – 12:00pm or 12:15pm – 2:00pm
Cost: £190 per session

How to book

We recommend booking at least one term in advance to avoid disappointment.

Due to the size of the museum, we can only accommodate one group of up to 30 pupils at a time. Therefore, if you are bringing more than 30 pupils, you will need to book more than one session.

To book, please email three preferred dates and the number of pupils you wish to bring to Hannah@florence-nightingale.co.uk or telephone 020 7188 4400.


  • Toilets, coat hooks and bag storage/lockers are available onsite
  • Clipboards and pencils can be provided
  • There are no lunch facilities at the museum
  • A small lunch area in the cafe at St Thomas’ Hospital and the hospital gardens can be used by visiting school group.

The Museum is fully accessible. The Museum is at ground level throughout and is suitable for wheelchairs. An accessible toilet is also available. Museum staff are happy to help you plan your visit to ensure that it meets your group’s needs.

Travel information

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Goody Bags

Save time and money with our selection of goody bags, which can be pre-ordered for collection on your visit. Please choose a goody bag from our exciting selection here and complete the relevant section on the booking form and send it to hannah@florence-nightingale.co.uk .