This May half term, Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds, is inviting families to travel back in time to the Crimean war to meet Florence Nightingale.

Famously known as the Lady with the Lamp, Florence will be asking visitors to help her in a Scutari hospital ward as she tends to wounded soldiers. Visitors will also learn how to suture a wound and be able to take part in Florence Nightingale themed crafts.

Liz Egan, Learning Manager says “Florence Nightingale is an important figure in medical history who was a pioneer of early nursing. School pupils regularly come to our museum to learn about Florence as part of their studies, but this half term, Florence will be making an appearance on the museum galleries to share her skills with families”.

Florence will be visiting from 1pm to 4pm from 25 – 29 May. Admission tickets last for 12 months, allowing free entry for a full year.

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