A selection of objects relating to Florence Nightingale, for use in the classroom to aid learning.


  • Writing box
  • Crimean medal
  • Lantern
  • Apron
  • Day cap – original c 1860
  • Day cap – replica can be tried on
  • Owl model
  • Feeding cup
  • Hair pins
  • Victorian letter seal and sealing wax
  • Travelling ink well
  • Huckaback towel
  • Scrubbing brush
  • Carbolic soap
  • Role play paddles
  • Scutari sash
  • Handkerchief
  • Medicine bottle
  • Marrow scoop
  • Dr Nelson’s improved inhaler
  • Postcard – The Great Military Hospital at Scutari 1855
  • Notes on Nursing – what it is and what it is not Florence Nightingale
  • Resource pack
  • Cotton Print Dress (originally worn as a wedding dress)
  • Pair of stockings (cotton with silk ankles)
  • Paisley shawl
  • Stocking purse
  • Ladies Day Cap (Mid 19th Century)

Find the latest price list on our main Loans Boxes page.

To book a loans box contact Su Vale, our Learning Co-Ordinator on museum@worcestershire.gov.uk or phone 01299 250416.

Key topics – Famous people, nursing, health, medicine, costume, Victorian

An example of contents from the loans box