You probably don’t know much about her now, but spend 45 minutes in this small and well-designed biographical museum (on the grounds of the hospital with which she worked) and you’ll brim with newfound respect for this consequential person—as a founder of sensible nursing practices, as a leader who took no guff, and ultimately, as an all-around hard-core badass. It’s broken into three sections, attractively presented and with kid-friendly elements: her headstrong youth, her fame-making work whipping the troop hospitals of the Crimean War into shape, and her subsequent years of cranky reclusiveness and ceaseless writing.
Florence Nightingale Museum
2 Lambeth Palace Rd., SE1, England
Our Rating Neighborhood South Bank Hours Daily 10am–5pm; last entry 4:30pm Transportation Tube: Westminster, Waterloo, or Lambeth North Phone 020/7620-0374 Prices Admission £7.50 adults, £4.80 seniors and students, £3.80 children 15 and under Web site Florence Nightingale Museum
Map2 Lambeth Palace Rd., SE1 England London
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