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Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 11am-5pm; Mon: closed
 

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The Foundling Museum

Hire this venue for your own event - it has seven function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 200 guests and the smallest is ideal for 30.

The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells their story. Using oral testimony, original artefacts and photographs, their history is explored and compared to the lives of contemporary children. In addition, the museum displays works by the many artists who became governors of the hospital, including William Hogarth and Handel. It's all housed in interiors preserved from the 18th century. There are very few museums in London that offer such a fascinating history. Each month the museum hosts a variety of afternoon concerts in the Picture Gallery which are free with museum admission. Concerts and recitals usually take place at Thursday lunchtimes, one Sunday in the middle of the month and the last Friday of each month.

 

The Foundling Museum events

 
Lily Cole: BallsLily Cole: BallsBalls takes as its starting point Heathcliff, the foundling character central to Wuthering Heights, and explores links between the Foundling Hospital story and the much-loved novel by Emily Bronte.17th October 2018Sunday 2nd December 2018 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Lily Cole: Balls
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TIMES  31st July to 2nd December 2018 - Various Times  PRICING  £10, concs £7.50, mems/child Free
Balls takes as its starting point Heathcliff, the foundling character central to Wuthering Heights, and explores links between the Foundling Hospital story and the much-loved novel by Emily Bronte.
Ladies Of Quality & DistinctionLadies Of Quality & DistinctionMarking 100 years of female suffrage, this landmark exhibition highlights the hidden stories of women in the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's charity.17th October 2018Sunday 20th January 2019 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Ongoing
Ladies Of Quality & Distinction
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TIMES  7th September 2018 to 20th January 2019 - Various Times  PRICING  £10, concs £7.50, child/mems Free
Marking 100 years of female suffrage, this landmark exhibition highlights the hidden stories of women in the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's charity.
Kitty Clive: The Creation Of A Female CelebrityKitty Clive: The Creation Of A Female Celebrity17th October 2018Sunday 20th January 2019 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Ongoing
Kitty Clive: The Creation Of A Female Celebrity
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TIMES  7th September 2018 to 20th January 2019 - 10am  PRICING  Free-£11
First Amongst EqualsFirst Amongst EqualsFirst Amongst EqualsThe Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning 300 years of social history, culture and philanthropy, it sees seven women who achieved firsts in their fields select objects from the museum's collection that mean something to them. Those picking the 17th October 2018Sunday 13th January 2019 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Ongoing
First Amongst Equals
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TIMES  16th January 2018 to 13th January 2019  PRICING  £11 Adults, £8.25 Concessions
The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning 300 years of social history, culture and philanthropy, it sees seven women who achieved firsts in their fields select objects from the museum's collection that mean something to them. Those picking the ... More about this event
 
Bach To Baby Family ConcertBach To Baby Family Concert18th October 2018Thursday 18th October 2018 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Bach To Baby Family Concert
event  Thursday 18th October 2018
TIMES  Thursday 18th October 2018 - 10.30am-11.30am  PRICING  £12
Georgian WomenGeorgian WomenLiterary & Education, Author Event.19th October 2018Friday 19th October 2018 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Georgian Women
event  Friday 19th October 2018
TIMES  Friday 19th October 2018 - 7pm  PRICING  £12.50-£15
Literary & Education, Author Event.
Maker Not Muse: Kitty Clive Or The Fair SongsterMaker Not Muse: Kitty Clive Or The Fair SongsterAttractions & Museums, Guided Tour.19th October 2018Friday 19th October 2018 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Maker Not Muse: Kitty Clive Or The Fair Songster
event  Friday 19th October 2018
TIMES  Friday 19th October 2018 - 7pm  PRICING  £10.50-£15
Attractions & Museums, Guided Tour.
Ladies Of Quality & Distinction: WikithonLadies Of Quality & Distinction: WikithonLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.17th November 2018Saturday 17th November 2018 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Free Event 
Ladies Of Quality & Distinction: Wikithon
event  Saturday 17th November 2018
TIMES  Saturday 17th November 2018 - 1pm-4pm  PRICING  Free
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate.
Are We Not Formed With Passions Like Your Own'Are We Not Formed With Passions Like Your Own'Literary & Education, Lecture.7th December 2018Friday 7th December 2018 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
Category: event
 
Are We Not Formed With Passions Like Your Own'
event  Friday 7th December 2018
TIMES  Friday 7th December 2018 - 7pm  PRICING  £3-£5
Literary & Education, Lecture.

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Court Room

Court Room

Capacity

Dinner
30
 
 

Dimensions

Length
10.4m
 
Width
7.2m
 
Area
74.88m²
 
 
 

Picture Gallery

Picture Gallery
 
 

Capacity

Theatre
100
 
Reception
150
 
Dinner
100
 
 

Dimensions

Length
7.8m
 
Width
15.9m
 
Area
124.02m²
 
 
 

Coram's Children Gallery

Coram's Children Gallery

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Commitee Room

Commitee Room

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Length
7.9m
 
Width
5.3m
 
Area
41.87m²
 
 
 

Gerald Coke Handel Collection

Gerald Coke Handel Collection

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Temporary Exhibition Gallery

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Entire Museum

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200
 

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