School of Health Sciences

New website offers a virtual walk in the footsteps of the Lady with the Lamp


In a project led by Professor Paul Crawford from the School of Health Sciences, history buffs are to be given unprecedented access to the Derbyshire home of the Victorian nursing icon Florence Nightingale, thanks to a new website being launched by researchers at the University of Nottingham.

The new site,, will allow visitors to see inside Lea Hurst in Holloway near Matlock, which is privately owned and not otherwise open to the public. A 360-degree tour of some of the key rooms in the property, which was Nightingale’s childhood home from the early 1820s, will offer the chance to take a virtual walk in the footsteps of the Lady with the Lamp.

The website comes as part of a £830,000 research project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which aims to explore the East Midlands roots of Nightingale and shine a light on her unique place in the history of nursing.

Read the press release to find out more about the research project.

Posted on Tuesday 30th October 2018

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