Florence the Woman

St Margaret’s Church, East Wellow, Hampshire

Display No. 95

St Margaret’s Church, located in the Hampshire village of East Wellow, is the site of the Nightingale family memorial and Florence’s final resting place. Florence’s inscription is simply engraved with only her initials, birth and death dates.

This unusual and very understated memorial reflected her wishes and is in keeping with her lifelong aversion to fame.

Florence Nightingale Museum Collection

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!