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A Quick Overview of Florence Nightingale Museum
The Florence Nightingale Museum is located at St Thomas' Hospital, which faces the Palace of Westminster across the River Thames in South Bank, central London, England. It is open to the public seven days a week. It re-opened on 12 May 2010 following an extensive £1.4m refurbishment.
- The museum tells the real story of Florence Nightingale, "the lady with the lamp", from her Victorian childhood to her experiences in theCrimean, through to her years as an ardent campaigner for health reform.
- Nightingale is recognised as the founder of modern nursing in theUnited Kingdom.
- The new museum explains her legacy and also celebrates nursing today.