The Foundling Museum

40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AZ
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40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AZ

020 7841 3600



Nearest Station
Russell Square (0.24 miles)


Britain's original home for abandoned children and London's first ever public art gallery.

The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, London's first home for abandoned children and of three major figures in British history: its campaigning founder the philanthropist Thomas Coram, the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. This remarkable collection of art, period interiors and social history is now housed in a restored and refurbished building adjacent to the original site of the Hospital, demolished in 1926.

Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00 - 17.00, Sunday: 11.00 - 17.00
Closed on Mondays

The Foundling Museum Picture Gallery

The Foundling Museum Picture


The Covid Letters

The Foundling Museum

Saturday 24th of October 2020 to Sunday 17th of January 2021

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Visit the UK's first hospital for abandoned children picture

Visit the UK's first hospital for abandoned children

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User Reviews

Reviewed by Anonymous
This is my favourite museum in London. It is beautifully presented with paintings and music history and everything is tied together with the story of the children that grew up without their parents in that orphanage, Thomas Coram's Foundling Hospital. You never get bored.

Sep 3, 2008

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