Secondary Schools

We offer a variety of options for secondary school groups.

A visit to the museum supports the GCSE ‘Medicine through Time’ syllabus, and allows students to investigate who Florence Nightingale was and what she did for nursing and healthcare. They are able to discover who the real person was and deepen their understanding of Florence’s achievements, moving beyond the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ legend. The museum also highlights the work of Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell.

Due to our busy primary school programme, we welcome secondary school groups after 2pm weekdays. We occasionally have availability earlier so please contact us to discuss your needs.

Admission Prices

Adult – £9

Student – £6

Tours and Talks

As well as self-guided visits to the museum, we also offer a range of tours and talks for your visit.

The following prices are in addition to the cost of admission:

Tour or Talk Type Cost Maximum Participants Length
Highlights Tour with Collections Officer £55 35 20-30 minutes
Highlights Tour with Florence Nightingale £65 35 20-30 minutes
Sit-Down Talk with Collections Officer £80 35 35 minutes
Florence Nightingale Performance £110 40 35-45 minutes

To book, please contact us with the details of your group and your preferred dates, as well as the type of visit you would like.

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Museum Shop

Don’t forget to make time to visit the shop as part of your school trip. We have a wide range of  items for you to take home as a souvenir of your visit.

Risk Assessment Guidance

Our risk assessment guidance is available to download here. A pre-visit is recommended so that a risk-assessment can be carried out by the lead teachers.

Risk Assessment Guidance


Are you learning about Florence Nightingale at school or college? Then you might also be interested in discovering more about these people who were in contact with Florence or followed in her footsteps.

Mary Seacole fact sheet
Alexis Soyer fact sheet
Edith Cavell fact sheet