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Address40 Brunswick Square
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The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery.

Established in 1739 by philanthropist Thomas Coram, and continuing today as the children’s charity Coram, the Hospital was set up as an institution ‘for the maintenance and education of exposed and deserted young children’. Instrumental in helping Coram realise his vision were the artist William Hogarth, who encouraged leading artists of the day to donate work, and the composer George Frideric Handel, who gave annual benefit concerts of his Messiah. Through a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events, we celebrate their vision and the ways in which artists and children have inspired each other for over 275 years.

Discover the intriguing story behind this important London institution and the children who grew up there, alongside original period interiors, poignant artefacts and inspiring art. Pick up a unique, artist-designed souvenir in our Shop, or attend one of our many events from lunchtime concerts to free talks.

ADMISSION:
Adults £13.20*/£12
Concessions £9.90*/£9
FREE for 21 & under, Foundling Friends & National Art Pass holders

*Ticket prices include a voluntary Gift Aid donation

OPEN:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00
Monday closed

directions
Tube or Train We are less than 5 minutes’ walk from Russell Square underground station. Alternatively, King’s Cross St Pancras and Euston stations are approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the Museum. Buses The nearest buses are the 7, 59, 68, 91, 98, 168 and 188 from Russell Square Station. Driving Visitors are encouraged to use public transport where possible. There is an NCP carpark at the Brunswick Centre for visitors wishing to travel by car, please contact them directly for more information.

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