If your child is in Year Two at school, then chances are that he or she is learning about Florence Nightingale. Luckily for us, we live in London, home of the Florence Nightingale Museum. So a couple of weeks ago we took the train to Waterloo then walked 10 minutes to St. Thomas’ Hospital. Not only is this the hospital where Moozles was born almost seven years ago, but this is where Nightingale opened her nursing school in 1860.
Moozles has loved learning about Florence Nightingale. She has come home from school most days bursting to tell me fact after fact. All I knew about Nightingale before was that she was the founder of modern nursing. But Moozles filled me in on the various dates and her family life. And I learned loads more at the museum. Besides written information, there were headphones with added knowledge. I was worried about Dubz being bored, as he is only 2 1/2, but he loved looking at the signs and putting on the headphones.
A family ticket (for two adults and up to three children) for The Florence Nightingale Museum costs £17.00, and the museum is open daily from 10am-5pm. It took us about an hour to read, listen and look at what the museum has to offer. It’s a great place to supplement learning about Florence Nightingale.