The museum reopened in May 2010 after a £1.4million redevelopment to mark the centenary of Nightingale's death. Touchscreen exhibits, films and an audio tour with stethoscope headphones, as well as a programme of children's activities and contemporary art displays, celebrate the nursing skills and campaigning zeal that made the Crimean War work of the Lady with the Lamp legendary. On returning from the battlefields of Scutari she opened the Nightingale Nursing School in St Thomas's Hospital, and the Florence Nightingale Museum is located on the original site of the school. Displays of period mementoes – clothing, furniture, books, letters and portraits – include her stuffed pet owl, Athena. Hands-on children activities such as Vicotorian writing lessons and family trails take place on most weekends at the Florence Nightingale Museum.
Florence Nightingale Museum
|Venue name:||Florence Nightingale Museum||Contact:|
2 Lambeth Palace Rd
|Opening hours:||10am-5pm daily|
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