Secondary schools

We offer self-guided visits to the museum for secondary school groups.

A visit to the museum supports the GCSE ‘Medicine through Time’ syllabus, and allows students to investigate who Florence Nightingale was. They are able to discover who the real person was and deepen their understanding of Florence’s achievements, moving beyond the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ legend. The museum also highlights the work of Mary Seacole.

Secondary school groups can visit the museum after 2pm. Due to the size of the museum we only allow groups of 35 students in the museum at one time.

For more details and to book please contact us.

e-mail Kristin Buhnemann
Call 020 7188 4400

Spanish Flu Resource Pack

Key Stage 3, GCSE and History
Subjects: History and Dance

An online resource created in collaboration with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company to support the exhibition Spanish Flu: Nursing during history’s deadliest pandemic ( 21 September 2018 to 16 June 2019) and Contagion, a dance installation commemorating the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic that toured the UK in Autumn 2018.

This resource has been designed as a cross-curricular resource to be used by teachers for History Key Stage 3 and GCSE and Dance GCSE and A-level teachers. There are suggested activities and discussion points for the classroom at the end of this resource. The resource looks at what life was like during the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic through a selection of letters written by survivor’s of the pandemic, exploring the experiences of professional and family nursing, children and soldiers. At the end of the resource there are a suggested activities to help students analyse the letters.

To help provide students with further background knowledge about the pandemic download the PowerPoint.

Download Resource
Download PowerPoint

Find out more about the Spanish Flu exhibition

Spanish Flu exhibition

Additional learning

Are you learning about Florence Nightingale at school or college? Then you might also be interested in discovering more about these people who were in contact with Florence or followed in her footsteps.

Edith Cavell fact sheet
Mary Seacole fact sheet
Alexis Soyer fact sheet

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  items for you to take home as a souvenir of your visit.

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