Bicentenary celebrations #Nightingale2020

We are delighted to announce that the Museum will be opening again on August 1.

Do book your tickets now, which include entry to our exhibition Nightingale in 200 Objects, People & Places which celebrates Florence’s bicentenary.

The Museum had been planning for a year of celebrations in 2020, and instead we are now struggling to survive. We are planning to open until November at least, so please do support us as every penny you spend on your admission ticket or in our shop helps us save Nightingale’s legacy for future generations. After that, who knows…. And of course, on a positive note, if the demand is there we’ll open for more days each week!

For the events being organised by our partners, please contact them direct for updates.  Many thanks.

A year to remember

Florence Nightingale was born in 1820 so throughout her bicentenary year in 2020 there will be a series of events to celebrate, both here at the museum and with our partners internationally.

At the museum we will be focusing on our ‘Florence Nightingale: Leader, Icon, Pioneer’ exhibition. 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.

So scroll down to see what events are happening, but do keep an eye on this page as more will be added as time goes on.

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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.