Welcome to the Florence Nightingale Museum

Unfortunately the Museum is currently closed due to Covid restrictions but, if government restrictions allow, we plan to partially re-open from June 2021.  We will re-open, with a pre-booked ticket system in operation, on the first full weekend of each month for the foreseeable future so watch this space for details!

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!

Admission Price
Adult £9.00
Concessions (over 65’s, disabled 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
Book tickets here

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 Waterloo Station.

Highlights of the Museum


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.