2020 is Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary, but like all Museums the Florence Nightingale Museum in London s closed, however, there are a number of online resources to find out more about here.

Famous for being the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ who organised the nursing of sick and wounded soldiers during the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale’s far-sighted ideas and reforms have influenced the very nature of modern healthcare.

Her greatest achievement was to transform nursing into a respectable profession for women and in 1860, she established the first professional training school for nurses, the Nightingale Training School at St Thomas’ Hospital.

Read her biography at the Florence Nightingale Museum