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The Florence Nightingale Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum on the South Bank has been given a £1.4m facelift to mark the centenary of the pioneering nurse's death.

The official re-opening of museum is on 12 May to coincide with Florence Nightingale's birthday. She died on 13 August 1910, aged 90.

The museum is situated in the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital, and is the site where Florence founded the first professional training school for nurses in 1860.

The museum opened its doors in 1989 and had been in need of redevelopment. The director of the museum, Caroline Worthington, tells the story of its transformation in this slideshow.

Slideshow by Boc Ly. Publication date 12 May 2010.


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