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Liverpool Memorial to Florence Nightingale, 1913

Display No. 197

The Liverpool Memorial to Nightingale was erected in 1913 at the Central Home of the Liverpool Queen Victoria District Nursing Association.

The panel with Nightingale’s face is a celebration of her “great personality, but at the back of her power lay her wonderful sympathy, her enthusiasms, which were always young, her simple and modest attributes, and her perfectly ordinary courtesy.”

Liverpool Memorial

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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!