The Florence Nightingale Museum is located building originally built by Selim III in Üsküdar as a military barracks. The site was allocated to the English army during the Crimean War and wounded soldiers were treated here.
Florence Nightingale, along with 38 other nurses, served here during that time. It is claimed that Florence Nightingale reduced the death-rate among the patients from 70% to 5% when she introduced modern nursing practices. The museum, spread out over three floors, exhibits the operating theater as well as Nightingale’s room and personal effects.
The Florence Nightingale Museum is located at the port of Üsküdar in Istanbul. From Istanbul, take the Harem Ferrry from Eminonu Ferry Station to reach Uskudar then a taxi to the barracks (to the Harem Gate of Selimiye Barracks).
Visiting the museum is free and available only at Saturday, but prior arrangement is needed. Contact the barracks with a least two days notice by fax (0216 310 7929 or 0216 553 1009) – must include the time/date of your planned visit plus a photocopy passport photo page of each visitor. Mobile phones and cameras are to be handed in at the desk.