About the museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the best known figure in nursing history.

Located within St Thomas’ Hospital, the museum was opened in 1989 and now forms a key part of London’s medical heritage. The collection consists of personal material associated with Florence Nightingale, items relating to the Crimean War and nursing artefacts. The museum archives include approximately 800 letters from Florence Nightingale and an important rare book collection of 284 titles. The Museum is managed by the Florence Nightingale Museum Trust, a company limited by guarantee (no. 2246583) and registered with the Charity Commission (no. 299576). In 2010 the Museum gained Accreditation from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, and due to be renewed in the autumn of 2014.

The Florence Nightingale Museum Trust

The Florence Nightingale Museum Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee, incorporated on 9 December 1987 and registered as a charity on 22 December 1982.

Company number: 2246583
Charity number: 299576

Registered office and operational address:
The Florence Nightingale Museum Trust,
Gassiot House,
2 Lambeth Palace Road,
London, SE1 7EW

Youth panel

Our Youth Panel gives young people the opportunity to volunteer at the museum and to gain practical hands-on skills. The volunteers work on projects that link to our public engagement programme, advise on how the museum plans future events and how to make the Florence Nightingale Museum a great place to visit for everyone.