Florence the Woman

Door Knocker, 19th century

Display No. 76

This knocker is from the front door of Nightingale’s London home at 10 South Street, where she lived from 1865 until her death. Sadly this house was demolished in 1929.

Ornate brass door knocker. Curved handle with lots of fluting and carved details.

Door Knocker from Florence Nightingale’s House, 10 South Street, London. Florence Nightingale Museum Collection

Blue plaque commemorating Florence Nightingale's former residence. The inscription reads: 'in a house on this site Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) lived and died.'

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Exhibits from ‘Florence the Woman’

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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!