Florence Nightingale

The Famous Lamp

A lamp

There is one of the original lamps from the Barrack Hospital in Turkey that were used by Miss Nightingale and her nurses. The following is information about the lamps sent to me by Zoe Gilbert from the National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HT.

There are 5 remaining and we supposedly have one of the best preserved. The reason why they are always drawn incorrectly by contemporary sources is that they were being drawn back in England from restricted information and no photo sources. For further details please contact the Education Department on 0171 730 0717 ext. 2228, Liz Denton, Education Officer, National Army Museum.

The museum also has some of FN's jewelry and medals. They also have information on the Crimea and have a session for Primary School pupils (5-11 yrs old) on Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and the Crimea.

The Museum opening hours are 10am-5:30 pm, 7 days per week. Admission is FREE and the nearest tube station is Sloane Square.

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