Bicentenary celebrations #Nightingale2020

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

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.