Welcome to the Florence Nightingale Museum

While we are closed due to the Covid 19 crisis please visit our online exhibition celebrating Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary. We look forward to seeing you when the Museum reopens.

Here at the Florence Nightingale Museum you will find out all about Nightingale; one of our greatest Victorians, the founder of modern nursing, a healthcare pioneer and also discover more about her lasting legacy. You can see the lamp she carried during the Crimean War, her medicine chest, her best-seller ‘Notes on Nursing’ and also her pet owl, Athena!

We are open daily from 10.00am until 5.00pm (last entry at 4.30pm).

Admission prices
Adult £9.00
Child (under 16) £5.00
Student (ID required) £6.00

Concession £7.00
(over 65s/disabled/job seekers with valid ID)

Family £20.00
(2 adults and up to 4 children under 16)
& additional children £3.00

Children under 5 Free
Carers Free

The Museum is a short walk from Waterloo tube/station and Westminster tube. We are located in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital (on the corner of Westminster Bridge and Lambeth Palace Road) and you can reach us via the pavement to the hospital car park level. We are close to the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and all the attractions along the South Bank.


The Museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has a wheelchair accessible toilet. We welcome guide, hearing and assistance dogs in all areas of the museum. Large print of highlights of the collection is available on request.