The Museum had been planning for a year of celebrations in 2020, the bicentenary of Nightingale’s birth, but instead we are now struggling to survive.
You can still visit our exhibition, Nightingale in 200 Objects, People & Places online, which celebrates Florence’s bicentenary.
A year to remember
Florence Nightingale was born on 12th May, 1820 so throughout her bicentenary year in 2020 we had planned a series of events to celebrate, both here at the museum and with our partners internationally. Florence is remembered as the founder of modern nursing, but she was so much more; a female icon in her own lifetime, a healthcare pioneer, an influential statistician, a trailblazer and a leader. And her legacy still lives on today.
The 2020 Bicentenary celebrations were supported by