The Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the best known figure in nursing history. Located within St Thomas’ Hospital, the museum was opened in 1989 and now forms a key part of London’s medical heritage. The collection consists of personal material associated with Florence Nightingale, items relating to the Crimean War and nursing artefacts.
Child (under 16): £4
Concessions: £6 (Over 65's, Disabled, - with valid ID)
Student (ID required): £5
Family ticket: £17.00 (two adults and up to four children under 16)
Additional children: £2
Children under 5 are free of charge
Daily 10.00 – 17.00 (last entry 16.30)
We offer guided tours by our Collections Officer and private performances by a costumed actor. Visit our group visit page for more information.
The Museum is a short walk from the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and attractions along the South Bank. We are located in the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital, at parking level.
By underground: Westminster (on the District and Circle line) or Waterloo (on the Northern line).
The nearest railway station in London Waterloo.
Bus routes include 12, 53, 76, 77, 148, 159, 211, 341, 363, 381, 543, 507, C10, RV1
Public parking is limited at St Thomas' Hospital. The Museum is located in the Congestion Charging Zone and there is a machine in the car park where you can pay the zone fee.
There are bicycle racks located nearby for public use nearby on Lower Marsh (Waterloo). TFL bicycle hire scheme information
There are no lunch facilities in the museum. There is a Mark and Spencer’s café and shop in St Thomas' Hospital along with a variety of other refreshment areas.
The Museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has a wheelchair accessible toilet.
We provide free entry for carers.
We welcome guide, hearing and assistance dogs in all areas of the museum.
Large print of highlights of collection is available at front desk.
A cloakroom and baby changing facilities are available.
The Florence Nightingale Museum is located on the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital, part of London’s Southbank, the area boasts an impressive variety of bars, award-winning cafes and family-friendly restaurants; all within easy walking distance of the Florence Nightingale Museum. Maps and information are available from our information desk. For online information please visit their website
The Imperial War Museum is only 15 minutes’ walk away from the Florence Nightingale Museum, and many of our visitors enjoy seeing both museums in one day.