Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale  birthday and International nurse's week

To celebrate Florence's birthday and international nurse's week on the 12th May we are offering our first 50 visitors some birthday cake. So come along and join us for a week full of celebrations from the 7th -12th May. On site events are free with museum admission and no booking required- just turn up!

Florence's legacy in nursing - themed talk

Tuesday May 7

Florence is famous as the 'Mother of Modern Nursing'. Explore how her legacy influenced nursing and healthcare around the world and continues until today.

Meet Miss Nightingale

Saturday May 11 & Sunday May 12
Performances start at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm

Come and meet Miss Nightingale and hear all about how she became known as the “Lady with the Lamp”. Find out how she became a nurse, why she went to the Crimea and how she improved the conditions for the soldiers and nurses.

Florence Nightingale's London

Sunday May 12
Start at 10.30am at the Dorchester Hotel and finish at 1pm at the Florence Nightingale Museum 

Walk in the footsteps of the 'mother of nursing' and discover her life through the places where she lived and worked.

Prices: Adults  £20 and Concession/Students £15

All prices include a walking tour through London and admission to the museum. 

Booking required. For bookings and enquiries regarding bespoke tours please e-mail Kristin@florence-nightingale.co.uk or call 020 7188 4400.

The History of Nursing; talk by author and district nurse Louise Wyatt

Sunday 12 May 

Louise will be reading an extract from the chapter ‘Lesser Known Nurses and Their Legacies’ from her book, A History of Nursing. This will be about Betsi Cadwaladr, a little-known Welsh nurse who was also in the Crimea with Nightingale.

Louise Wyatt is currently a practising District Nurse Sister in Bristol, combining both her professional career and her writing.  Interested in history from an early age, Louise has, to date, written three local history books and A History of Nursing is her first foray into more general history.  After completing her nurse training at the University of West of England and discovering the museum there, an interest in tracing nursing history back to its very roots became a project and then a book.