Florence Nightingale and her work in nursing and health reforms


Sat, 11/02/2023 - 13:00 to 14:30


13:00 to 14:30


£5 per child

Contact name: 

David Brooks

Telephone number: 

020 8394 1734

Contact email: 


Bourne Hall Museum
Spring Street
KT17 1UF

Florence Nightingale will visit Ewell after returning from her nursing duties in the Crimea. Meet her and discover her life story; hear about her famous lamp-carrying while at the Scutari Hospital and her later campaigns for nursing and health reforms in England.See the uniforms that Florence and her nurses wore. Hear about the difficult conditions that the nurses found themselves in. Find out how and why nurses were recruited and what the offences were  that sent some home. Do you have what it takes to be one of Nightingale’s nurses? Would she let you stay or send you back to England without pay?Learn about the battles, poor living conditions and harsh weather which caused so many soldiers to be wounded and fall ill under the care of Florence and her team — see what treatments they would have got. Try out some of their nursing methods and decide if you would have liked to take her medicine! 

Florence Nightingale and her lamp.