Welcome to the Florence Nightingale Museum

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our occasional open days in early 2022! We are currently planning our Open Days, so please check back soon for more information on dates and visitor information.

A pre-booked ticket system will be in operation, with limited tickets to enable a safe environment for all of our visitors. We will also request that visitors continue to wear a face mask or covering in the museum, for the safety and comfort of our staff and other visitors.

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!

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.