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Fort Nelson

Florence Nightingale

Temporarily suspended
Crimean War, Victorians


This workshop is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. A revised school programme will be released for booking in September 2020. Please contact us for more information


Give your young learners an unforgettable learning experience as they meet ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ at Fort Nelson.

Workshop content

Investigate the Fort’s Victorian hospital and find out how Florence’s revolutionary changes left a lasting legacy.

Use role play, dress-up and object handling to discover what life was really like for a soldier in the Crimean War.

Hear Florence tell her own remarkable story in our atmospheric lamp lit tunnels.

‘We have been coming for this trip for a number of years and it just gets better each time.’ Year 2 teacher, Mayville High School.

Curriculum focus

History: Significant individuals


£5 per pupil


Full Day



Education team
Portsdown Hill Road
PO17 6AN
United Kingdom