We offer self-guided visits to the museum for secondary school groups.

A visit to the museum supports the GCSE ‘Medicine through Time’ syllabus, and allows students to investigate who Florence Nightingale was. They are able to discover who the real person was and deepen their understanding of Florence’s achievements, moving beyond the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ legend. The museum also highlights the work of Mary Seacole.

Secondary school groups can visit the museum after 2pm. Due to the size of the museum we only allow groups of 35 students in the museum at one time.

In addition to visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum you can visit the mini-museum in St Thomas’ Hospital. The 800-year history of St Thomas’ Hospital is depicted through artefacts and photographs including a recipe for snail water to treat venereal disease. It also records the extensive damage the hospital suffered from enemy bombers during World War II.

The mini-museum shows how, over the years, medicines and operating techniques have advanced and new equipment has been invented – in some cases, thanks to the inspiration of staff within the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

For more details and to book please email Stephanie@florence-nightingale.co.uk or call 020 7188 4400.

Resource Pack

Spanish Flu Resource Pack 

Key Stage 3, GCSE and History
Subjects: History and Dance

An online resource created in collaboration with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company to support the exhibition Spanish Flu: Nursing during history's deadliest pandemic ( 21 September 2018 to 16 June 2019) and Contagion, a dance installation commemorating the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic that toured the UK in Autumn 2018.

This resource has been designed as a cross-curricular resource to be used by teachers for History Key Stage 3 and GCSE and Dance GCSE and A-level teachers. There are suggested activities and discussion points for the classroom at the end of this resource. The resource looks at what life was like during the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic through a selection of letters written by survivor's of the pandemic, exploring the experiences of professional and family nursing, children and soldiers. At the end of the resource there are a suggested activities to help students analyse the letters.

To help provide students with further background knowledge about the pandemic download the PowerPoint.

Download Resource

Download PowerPoint

To find out more about the Spanish Flu exhibition click here. Interested in visiting please e-mail Stephanie@florence-nightingale.co.uk. 

Become part of Shobana Jeyasingh's education project A Most Contagious Dance which encourages students to create their own phrases and dances that start with physical responses to illness - breathing, convulsing, sneezing, scratching, etc. Using this simple tutorial film your own sequeence and upload it to their online platform: http://www.shobanajeyasingh.co.uk/a-most-contagious-dance/ 

Credit Jane Hobson

Do you need help with your homework?

Are you learning about Florence Nightingale? Do you have a question you would like to ask or need help with your homework? If so please email Stephanie@florence-nightingale.co.uk

I can help answer any of your Florence related questions or provide resources and pictures to help you with your school work. To search our collection visit the Collections page. You can also download our fact sheets listed below.

Edith Cavell fact sheet
Mary Seacole fact sheet
Alexis Soyer fact sheet