Foundling Museum

Local nameFoundling Museum
LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Not many people know about this museum which presents an interesting part of local history - it is devoted to the Foundling Hospital, the first home for abandoned children established in Britain. The institution was opened in 1739 by the philanthropist Thomas Coram.

The collection contains paintings and sculptures by well-known British 18th-century artists such as William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, and Joshua Reynolds. The museum also displays furniture, photographs, coins, jewelry and other artifacts.

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Opening hours

Mon: closed
Tue - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Adults: £11
Concessions: £8.25
Children (up to 16): free

More information and contact

Official website



Phone +44 20 7841 3600

Address 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ, London

Coordinates 51°31'30.703" N -0°7'18.099" E

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