Bicentenary celebrations #Nightingale2020

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

Due to Covid some events have been rolled over to 2021.  Keep an eye on this page or follow us on social media

We are delighted that so many people are organising activities to celebrate Nightingale’s bicentenary, but we are unable to be involved with every event so the details on this page are for information only and are not an endorsement.