Bicentenary celebrations #Nightingale2020

The museum will be closed for the foreseeable future in line with Public Health England guidelines so all our events are on hold. Meanwhile, please visit our online exhibition Nightingale in 200 Objects, People & Places which celebrates Florence’s bicentenary.

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.