Florence the Woman

Register of Nurses, 1854

Display No. 83

This register records the names of 229 women who served as nurses at the British military hospitals during the Crimean War. It begins with Nightingale’s name.

The entries include which hospital nurses were sent to, whether they could cope, or whether they were sent home. Eleven of Nightingale’s nurses died of illnesses.

Register of Nurses. Florence Nightingale Museum Collection

Exhibits from ‘Florence the Woman’

Discover the 200 Exhibits

Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!