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Florence Nightengale Museum - CLOSED

Selimiye Barracks | Peace Headquarters of the Turkish First Army Command, Istanbul, Turkey
3437310
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Exceptional nursing history experience

This trip was organsied as part of a wider nursing history tour so we were a large group of around... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2015
DrWendyNZ
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Unique opportunity - step into a small window of history

Having seen the entry in a guide book that you can visit the actual place that Florence did her... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2015
Chris O
,
Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
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Lovers of nursing history will appreciate this museum, located in the barracks where Florence Nightengale lived during the Crimean War.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
9 Sep 2015
“Exceptional nursing history experience”
21 Feb 2015
“Unique opportunity - step into a small window of history”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Selimiye Barracks | Peace Headquarters of the Turkish First Army Command, Istanbul, Turkey
Uskudar
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3437310
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

This trip was organsied as part of a wider nursing history tour so we were a large group of around 80 people. This was too many for the army to cope with. However if you were traveling by yourself it would not take as long....More

1  Thank DrWendyNZ
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Having seen the entry in a guide book that you can visit the actual place that Florence did her great works we had the concierge at the Conrad sort out the paperwork and transport. They need to fax across a scan of your passport as...More

7  Thank Chris O
Reviewed 4 January 2015

See amsnapp detailed review below for great instructions on how to get there from the European side of the strait. Keep in mind you will have to walk uphill about 1/2 mile before arriving at the front gate to the base. This is not terribly...More

3  Thank ibresqone
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I visited the museum today and had a great experience. Previous posts are correct in that you have to make in appointment, usually 2 days in advance, by faxing in a copy of your passport, which your hotel should be able to do for you....More

18  Thank amsnapp
Reviewed 9 April 2014

I taxied from the hotel to get to the museum and took a Bosphorus cruise back to the hotel area. That’s how I would do it if I did it again. You will spend a lot of time walking and trying to find the entrance...More

10  Thank C130driver
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Today Saturday we went the barracks to try and visit the FN museum. We were told that visiting hours are 9-5 Monday to Friday. All you have to do is ring 0216 556 8000. Ext 3032. We were leaving Istanbul on Sunday so couldn't check...More

2  Thank Susan T
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Set in a military complex, Selimiye, on Asia side, this small museum is open to public but you must fax them your passport info and photo and get permission for entry. This can be quite a cumbersome process but once permission is given you will...More

5  Thank YpsilantiFoodie
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Four key points in this review. (1) you have to plan ahead to do this visit; (2) you may have to persist - we did; (3) the journey and surrounding area are worthwhile experiences in themselves; and (4) the visit itself is worth every minute....More

2  Thank Tiggy20
Reviewed 27 December 2013

I loved today … although I didn't get to see the museum. It was an excuse for an adventure I wouldn't otherwise have taken -- it's good to have a destination. Today was my day to explore Istanbul's ferries. Very fun. I went from Beskitas...More

1  Thank katthewolf
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We did visit in November! I faxed on 19th and they rang our hotel to arrange our visit on 22nd- I was really impressed with their responsiveness and administration. As a UK trained nurse, I really wanted to go here. Overall it's a shame that...More

1  Thank Mcccmmcc
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Uskudar
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on
the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s
most densely populated neighbourhoods. Once a Greek
colony, later a haven for people from across the
Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to
Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons.
Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by
its myriad treasures than by its many thousand
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