The Florence Nightingale Museum is 28 km (17 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. The museum is opened in memory of the English nurse Florence Nightingale who came to Istanbul in 1854 for taking care of the Turkish and allied soldiers of the Crimean War. The hospital was at the Selimiye Barracks and now the room in the northwest tower has been turned into a tiny museum since 1954.

The exhibits include Florence Nightingale’s personal belongings, photographs, certificates, medallions and the bracelet that Sultan Abdulmecid presented to her. Besides the museum you can also visit the British Cemeteries nearby the Army Headquarters.

Open daily between 09:00-16:00 except at weekends (visits with special permission only)
Address: Selimiye Kislasi, Uskudar – Istanbul
Phone: +90.216. 343 73 10

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