Celebrate Florence Nightingale’s birthday by learning more about the Lady with the Lamp

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On Sunday 12th May celebrate Florence Nightingale’s birthday with a visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum to learn more about the life and work of the world’s most famous nurse.

Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing, one of our greatest Victorians and a female icon in her own lifetime. Explore the museum to discover all about Florence’s affluent childhood, how she fought to become a nurse, her work during the Crimean War and how she campaigned for better healthcare for ordinary people. See the actual lamp she carried which earned her the nickname The Lady With The Lamp, meet her pet owl and see her medicine chest.

Whilst at the museum join a 15-minute tour to discover the story and achievements of Florence Nightingale. The tour focuses on highlights of the collection and will take place at 11.30am and 3.30pm.

Florence is part of the National Curriculum during Key Stage 1, so bring your 5-6 year olds to the museum to bring their learning to life.


  • The museum is open from 10.00am – 5.00pm (last entry 4.30pm)
  • The 15-minute tour is included in museum entry price and takes place at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet in the reception area.
  • The Museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has a wheelchair accessible toilet
  • No pre-registration is required for this event – just turn up!

Admission prices

Adult: £8
Child (under 16): £4
Concessions: £6 (Over 65’s, Disabled, Military, Job Seekers Allowances – with valid ID)

Student (ID required): £5
Family ticket: £17.00 (two adults and up to four children under 16)
Additional children: £2
Children under 5 are free of charge

Event Detail

May 12, 2019 10:00 am
May 12, 2019 5:00 pm


Florence Nightingale Museum