The new Florence Nightingale Museum will reopen on May 12 in time to celebrate the centenary of Florence Nightingale’s death in 2010.
Designed by Kossmann de Jong, the new museum will tell Florence’s story in three pavilions that each represent a key period in her life: The Gilded Cage and Family, The Crimea, and The Health Reformer.
The stories in each pavilion will be told in three different layers: the first layer focuses on Florence’s own thoughts and ideas, the second concentrates on her surroundings and her social context and the third provides historical context.
The legacy of Florence Nightingale, her influence on modern day nursing and a broad history of nursing will wrap around the pavilions on the Museum’s walls.
A new entrance, shop and flexible education / temporary exhibition space will also be created. They have raised £1 million but need £300,000 more to complete the new museum.
The museum is situated in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital. For those who would like to visit the new Florence Nightingale Museum, here is their complete address and telephone no:
Florence Nightingale Museum Address and Telephone No. St Thomas Hospital 2 Lambeth Palace Road London SE1 7EW