Welcome to the Florence Nightingale Museum

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 have put new opening days and procedures in place due to Covid 19.

We are open four days each week, from Thursday to Sunday, from 10.15 until 16.30 each day.

To keep all our visitors safe only pre-booked tickets for timed slots will be accepted. The time slots are as follows and allow for a maximum of 15 visitors during each slot. Please click here to book.

Time slots:
12.45- 14.00

Open daily from 10.15 am until 4.30 pm.

Admission Price
Adult £9.00
Concessions (over 65’s, disables and jobseekers) £7.00
Students £6.00
Child (under 16) £5.00
Families (2x adults and 4x children under 16) £20.00
Each additional child £3.00
Carers (with valid ID) and children under 5 free

Find Us 

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.


Due to security restrictions, we regret that we cannot store large bags or suitcases at the Museum during your visit. While our Covid 19 measures are in place our cloakroom is closed, but normally we have an unattended cloakroom where small suitcases and bags may be left.

Alternatively, we recommend using lockers and storage sites in the local area, such as at Waterloos Station.


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.