• Black ink pen, featuring a floating Florence, walking up and down the wards of Scutari Hospital while holding her lamp. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • Contrary to popular images of Florence, this was the type of lamp she used on her rounds in Scutari Hospital. You can see an original lamp in the museum! This working replica of Florence's fanoos comes in a black presentation box with a provenance card. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • The Nightingale Training School opened its doors in July 1860 at St. Thomas' Hospital. All probationers need to read and write and be able to learn at least some rudimentary Latin to administer medicines. The Nightingale approach to training focused on dedication and discipline. This tea towel features the Regulations, dating from 1860, that the probationers would have had to have followed. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, at its work.
  • Gin Copa Glass featuring the quote from Florence: "A little gin would be more popular" and her signature. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity and its work.
  • Fine British plaster bust of Florence Nightingale, individually cast by hand. The bust stands at 13cm tall and features elements of Florence's life and work around the bottom, as well as her quote "Nursing is an Art".   All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • We are delighted to officially launch this definitive guide of the life and ground-breaking achievements of arguably one of the most famous nurses in history, Florence Nightingale. This guide is a joint venture between the Florence Nightingale Museum and the Florence Nightingale Foundation, which is all the more poignant as this year is the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale's birth. To mark this very special anniversary, the World Health Organization have designated 2020 as Year of the Nurse and Midwife and this guide is the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate the career of such as illustrious individual as Florence.   All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity and its work.
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    This painted and leaded glass lancet window panel was discovered in store in Guy's Hospital in 2017. The glass panel may have come from Riddel House- a nurse's home established for St. Thomas' Hospital and the Nightingale Training School. This glass portrait of Florence may have been the only surviving treasure from the home. The panel dates from the early 20th Century and is on display in the museum. All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
  • Comprehensive biography about Florence, written by Mark Bostridge
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    A guide to Florence's life and work by Kirsteen Nixon.
  • Nurses and nursing are firmly rooted in Britain's heritage, for the profession as we know it today owes much to the pioneering work of Florence Nightingale. Before she helped the establish the first nurse training school in Liverpool in the late 1800s, the women who looked after the sick were a motley mix. The role of the nurse has developed from the untrained handywoman and private nurse, through the early nurses who acted as 'health missioners', to the highly trained professionals we recognise today. Nurse training has evolved to reflect the advances in medical treatment and nurses have been able to engage more widely with the community by undergoing additional training as, for example, district nurse, school nurses, midwives, health visitors and mental health nurses. During both world wars, nurses made a special contribution on the home front and overseas. Using first-hand accounts from nurses through the ages, Susan Cohen takes us on a nostalgic journey through the history of nurses and nursing in Britain, from the pre-Nightingale days through to the post-NHS era.   All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
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    Florence Nightingale is one of the most famous figures in modern history. Yet much of what we know of her emanates from unreliable second-hand accounts and from a mid-reading of the primary sources.?Florence Nightingale at First Hand,?by Lynn McDonald, editor of Nightingale?s Collected Works and the world?s foremost Nightingale authority, aims to put this right. This is a book that reports what Florence Nightingale said and did, based on her writing, of which a massive amount survives, scattered in over two hundred archives throughout the world. Published to commemorate the centenary of Nightingale?s death, McDonald?s study presents a Florence Nightingale for the twenty-first century, as an author of great style and wit, a systems thinker and pioneering public health reformer - the heroine and nurse were only the start.   All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.?
  • Written by Kate Cunningham and illustrated by Sam Cunningham The dirt and filth of Scutari Hospital is the perfect home for a Vlad the flea and Loxton the rat. But the arrival of Florence Nightingale and her strange companion changes everything. Will the friends be driven out or can they save the day? All shop sales support the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work.
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