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.