Primary schools

A Visit with Miss Nightingale (Key Stage One)

Come and meet Miss Nightingale in our popular Key Stage One workshop!

We have limited availability for Autumn Term 1 and good availability for Autumn Term 2, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Session times: Weekdays, 10:15am – 12:00pm or 12:15pm – 2:00pm

Cost per session: £210 (30 pupils max per session)

How to book: To book please contact us with your three preferred dates

e-mail Hannah Smith
Call 020 7188 4400

From January 2020 we will be running three, one hour long sessions per day. Please contact Hannah for more details.

e-mail Hannah Smith

Discover the story of the ‘Lady with the Lamp’, why she went to the Crimea, how she improved conditions for the soldiers and nurses and what happened as a result of her work.

The session begins with an interactive performance by the museum’s own ‘Florence Nightingale’ describing her life and work. This is followed by self-directed activities in the museum, with a chance to dress up as a Crimean War soldier and a Scutari nurse.

  • KS1 History: The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
  • To gain an understanding of why Florence Nightingale is famous and why we remember her
  • To gain an understanding of why Florence Nightingale went to the Crimea and what it was like working in the Crimean War
  • To find out how Florence Nightingale improved the conditions for nurses and soldiers in the Crimean War
  • Toilets, coat hooks and bag storage/lockers are available onsite
  • Clipboards and pencils can be provided
  • There are no lunch facilities at the museum
  • A small lunch area in the cafe at St Thomas’ Hospital and the hospital gardens can be used by visiting school group
The Museum is fully accessible. The Museum is at ground level throughout and is suitable for wheelchairs. An accessible toilet is also available. Museum staff are happy to help you plan your visit to ensure that it meets your group’s needs.

For travel information please see:

School Guidelines
Generic Risk Assessment for Schools
Emergency Plan
Directions to the Lunch Space
Public Liability Certificate

Goody bags

Take a piece of Florence with you!

Don’t forget to make time to visit the shop as part of your school trip. We have a wide range of pocket money items for you to take home as a souvenir of your visit.

We have a selection of Goody bag options available ranging from £3 to £32 and in single or multiple quantities.

Goody bags can be pre-ordered for collection on your visit.

Please make yours elections from our online shop and complete the relevant section on the booking form and send it to us.

Our online shop

Pre order your Goody bags

e-mail Hannah Smith