To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Language

Florence Nightingale Comes Home

Weston Gallery, Lakeside Arts, University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG72RD
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01158467777

Add Florence Nightingale Comes Home to your Itinerary

Florence Nightingale Comes Home

About

Friday 24 April - Sunday 23 August 2020 
Tuesday-Friday: 11am-4pm | Saturday & Sundays: 12noon-4pm | Closed on Mondays
Lakeside Arts, Weston Gallery

Admission free

When Florence Nightingale returned from the Crimean War she was a national celebrity, one whose fame has endured to this day. But who was Florence Nightingale and what had led her to the war in the first place?

This exhibition, timed to coincide with the bicentenary of Nightingale's birth, sheds new light on the Lady with the Lamp. It covers her struggle to escape her family, her efforts during the Crimean War, and her work to improve sanitary conditions in homes and in hospitals.

It also examines how Nightingale both embraced and rejected her fame. Visitors can learn of her upbringing in Derbyshire and how her 'quiet and rural' family home became a magnet for autograph hunters and sightseers. The exhibition will showcase commemorative figurines of Nightingale, poems composed in her honour, and contemporary celebrations of her work. Letters and diaries written by military surgeons, soldiers and politicians, will also show how she was viewed by those intimately involved in the Crimean conflict.

On Monday 11 May 2020 you can join the exhibition curator for a free walk through and learn about the stories behind the items on display.

Opening Times

Florence Nightingale Comes Home (24 Apr 2020 - 23 Aug 2020)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Friday11:00 - 16:00
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 16:00

Map & Directions

Follow Us

What's Nearby

  1. Lakeside Arts

    Nottingham Lakeside Arts is The University of Nottingham's unique public arts centre and…

    0 miles away
  2. Highfields Park


    The core of the existing Highfields Park originates from the landscaping carried out by…

    0.04 miles away
  3. Nottingham Tennis Centre

    Nottingham Tennis Centre is one of the largest in Europe and is home to the prestigious…

    0.11 miles away
  1. Eurydice Prevails

    Eurydice Prevails, at Nottingham Lakeside Arts is one of a series of inverted tree works…

    0.12 miles away
  2. Eric Irons Plaque

    Eric Irons OBE, Britain’s first black magistrate and well-known campaigner for social…

    0.17 miles away
  3. Chinese guardian lions

    A pair of Chinese guardian lions gifted to the city by Ningbo, Nottingham's sister city…

    0.17 miles away
  4. Natural History Museum at Wollaton Hall

    Since Wollaton Hall opened to the public in 1926, it has been home to the city’s natural…

    0.98 miles away
  5. Wollaton Hall and Park

    Spectacular Elizabethian Mansion and Deer Park set in the beautiful suburbs of Nottingham…

    1.1 miles away
  6. Nottingham Industrial Museum

    Discover the people, companies and industries that made Nottingham famous around the…

    1.12 miles away
  7. Nottingham Castle

    Please note: due to a fantastic £29.8m Heritage Lottery Funded grant, Nottingham Castle…

    1.66 miles away
  8. The Park Tunnel

    The Park Tunnel was built in 1855 to allow horsedrawn carriages access to The Park Estate…

    1.67 miles away
  9. Robin Hood Statue

    An iconic Nottingham landmark, join the hundreds of celebrities and visitors who have had…

    1.69 miles away
  10. Albert Ball Statue

    If you're visiting Nottingham's historic Nottingham Castle, then you have a perfect…

    1.69 miles away
  11. The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard

    Please note: The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard is closed until 2020 while a…

    1.74 miles away
  12. The Robin Hood Experience

    An interactive journey back through history to the time of Robin Hood in the heart of…

    1.75 miles away
  13. Standard Hill (Derry Mount)

    It was here on 25th August 1642 that the Royal Standard was raised by Charles I, marking…

    1.75 miles away
Previous Next

Related

Lakeside Arts, BeestonNottingham Lakeside Arts is The University of Nottingham's unique public arts centre and museum presenting an eclectic programme of music, dance, theatre, visual art, special collections and family events all year round.

Monday, 11 May 2020 - Monday, 11 May 2020

Florence Nightingale Comes Home Gallery Tour
more info

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 - Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Treating the EnemyTreating the EnemyAfter the Crimean battle of Alma, Dr James Thomson and his servant Private John Magrath volunteered to remain behind in hostile territory to treat wounded Russians. Professor Holly Furneaux (University of Cardiff) uses their example to focus on a wider history of cross-lines medical treatment.
more info

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 - Wednesday, 15 July 2020

2020: Year of the Nurse and Midwives
2020: Year of the Nurse and MidwivesNurses and midwives play a pivotal role in delivering high-standard health and social care services. This exhibition will showcase the journey and diversity of these professions as well as its impact in the Nottinghamshire community.
more info
Street Art

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Join Our Mailing List
Events | Top Attractions | Special Offers | Competitions
Join our weekly or monthly newsletter for the latest updates from across the city and county
No, thanks