Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right United Kingdom icon-chevron-right England icon-chevron-right London icon-chevron-right Foundling Museum

Foundling Museum

Museums Bloomsbury
Recommended
4 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Foundling Museum_CREDIT_© The Foundling Museum (4).jpg
© The Foundling Museum

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, England’s first hospital for abandoned children, founded by Thomas Coram in 1739. It houses a fine collection of paintings by artists including Gainsborough, Reynolds, Hogarth and Hudson. Also on display are eighteenth-century interiors preserved from the original hospital, a copy of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and a collection of Handel memorabilia collected by Gerald Coke. The composer was involved in fundraising for the hospital during his lifetime – in 1750 he donated the chapel organ and from that year onwards the ‘Messiah’ was performed under his direction on an annual basis for the Hospital’s benefit. Foundling Museum family trails and children's activity backpacks are available at the reception desk.

Posted:

Details

Address: 40 Brunswick Square
London
WC1N 1AZ
Transport: Tube: Russell Square
Price: £12, concs £8.25, under-16s free
Contact:
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, closed Mon
Do you own this business?

What's On

Pick a date

to

Please select two valid dates

The first date can't be after the second date

No events found for the selected dates

  • Sunday January 26 2020 - Sunday April 26 2020

Users say (2)

5 out of 5 stars

Nearby Museums

    Snap up exclusive discounts in London

    Time Out's handpicked deals — hurry, they won't be around for long...