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Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale kneels on a bloodstained sheet with school children kneeling beside her

Florence Nightingale workshops.

Our Victorian Fort provides the perfect setting for our on-site Florence Nightingale workshops.

Workshop Information

Children will step back in time to the Victorian period and meet ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. Acting as inspectors at the Portsmouth fort, children will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet Florence Nightingale and learn more about her remarkable story through interactive storytelling and role play.
  • Help Florence Nightingale by investigating the fort and checking that it is up to her standards.
  • Use role play, dress-up and object handling to discover what life was really like on a Crimean Battle Camp.

Curriculum Links

History: The live of significant individuals in the past.


The day consists of three 45-minute workshops and a 1-hour break for lunch. The day starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm.

Booking Information

Please contact us to make a booking or if you have any questions.

Email address

Postal address

Education Team  
Royal Armouries Fort Nelson  
Portsdown Hill Road  
PO17 6AN  
United Kingdom