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The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AZ   
 
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The Foundling Museum

Venue hire at The Foundling Museum

Hire this venue for your own event, it has seven function rooms; the largest 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.

 
Details Dimensions
Court Room
Dinner 30
Length 10.4m
Width 7.2m
Area 74.88m²
Picture Gallery
Theatre 100
Reception 150
Dinner 100
Length 7.8m
Width 15.9m
Area 124.02m²
Coram's Children Gallery
Commitee Room
Length 7.9m
Width 5.3m
Area 41.87m²
Gerald Coke Handel Collection
Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Entire Museum
Reception 200

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King's Cross Tube Station
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Brunswick Square NCP
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Judd Street NCP
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    The Foundling Museum events

     
    Make A Token: WorkshopMake A Token: WorkshopCreate your own clay token using traditional sculptural techniques.1st August 2015Saturday 1st August 2015 Where:
    The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
    Category: event
    Free EventToday Only
    Make A Token: Workshop
    event  Saturday 1st August 2015
    TIMES  Saturday 1st August 2015 at 10.30am-12noon, 1pm-2.30pm and 2.30pm-4pm  PRICING  Free
    Create your own clay token using traditional sculptural techniques.
    Geoffrey Preston: Lines Of BeautyGeoffrey Preston: Lines Of BeautyA review of the 400-year-old tradition of decorative plasterwork, from the Rococo splendour of the Foundling Hospital Court Room to the contemporary designs of master craftsman Geoffrey Preston.1st August 2015Sunday 6th September 2015 Where:
    The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
    Category: event
    Ongoing
    Geoffrey Preston: Lines Of Beauty
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    VENUE  The Foundling Museum 
    A review of the 400-year-old tradition of decorative plasterwork, from the Rococo splendour of the Foundling Hospital Court Room to the contemporary designs of master craftsman Geoffrey Preston.
    26 Pairs Of Eyes26 Pairs Of EyesTwenty-six sestudes, written works that feature exactly 62 words, shown alongside the artefacts from the collection that inspired their creation. Featuring works by writers including former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion.1st August 2015Saturday 26th September 2015 Where:
    The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
    Category: event
    Ongoing
    26 Pairs Of Eyes
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    VENUE  The Foundling Museum 
    Twenty-six sestudes, written works that feature exactly 62 words, shown alongside the artefacts from the collection that inspired their creation. Featuring works by writers including former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion.
    Foundlings At War: Military BandsFoundlings At War: Military Bands1st August 2015Monday 5th October 2015 Where:
    The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
    Category: event
    Ongoing
    Foundlings At War: Military Bands
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    VENUE  The Foundling Museum 
    Foundling SundayFoundling SundayResearch volunteer Barbara Prynn tells the stories of children brought to the Hospital following the Napoleonic Wars. The talk is followed by a performance from pianist Jack Lambert in the Picture Gallery.2nd August 2015Sunday 2nd August 2015 Where:
    The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
    Category: event
    On Soon
    Foundling Sunday
    event  Sunday 2nd August 2015
    VENUE  The Foundling Museum 
    Research volunteer Barbara Prynn tells the stories of children brought to the Hospital following the Napoleonic Wars. The talk is followed by a performance from pianist Jack Lambert in the Picture Gallery.
    Rococo Plaster Casts: WorkshopRococo Plaster Casts: WorkshopMake and take home your own ceiling tile.4th August 2015Tuesday 4th August 2015 Where:
    The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
    Category: event
    Free EventOn Soon
    Rococo Plaster Casts: Workshop
    event  Tuesday 4th August 2015
    TIMES  Tuesday 4th August 2015 at 10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm  PRICING  Free
    Make and take home your own ceiling tile.
    Sunday ConcertSunday ConcertPianist Masachi Nishiyama performs a selection of classical pieces in the beautiful surrounds of the Picture Gallery.16th August 2015Sunday 16th August 2015 Where:
    The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
    Category: event
    On Soon
    Sunday Concert
    event  Sunday 16th August 2015
    VENUE  The Foundling Museum 
    Pianist Masachi Nishiyama performs a selection of classical pieces in the beautiful surrounds of the Picture Gallery.
    The Askew SistersThe Askew SistersThe two-piece performs folk.11th September 2015Friday 11th September 2015 Where:
    The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
    Category: event
     
    The Askew Sisters
    event  Friday 11th September 2015
    VENUE  The Foundling Museum 
    The two-piece performs folk.
    Dawn ChorusDawn ChorusAlan Paisley and Peter Dear lead a walk offering the chance to hear early morning bird song.25th September 2015Friday 25th September 2015 Where:
    The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
    Category: event
     
    Dawn Chorus
    event  Friday 25th September 2015
    VENUE  The Foundling Museum 
    Alan Paisley and Peter Dear lead a walk offering the chance to hear early morning bird song.
    The Fallen WomanThe Fallen WomanThrough its new exhibition the Foundling Museum explores the myth and reality of The Fallen Woman in Victorian Britain through paintings and popular media of the period. In an age when sexual innocence was highly valued and it was only deemed appropriate for women to have sex within marriage, the loss of chastity of an unwed woman had multiple repe25th September 2015Sunday 3rd January 2016 Where:
    The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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    The Fallen Woman
    event  Running from Friday 25th September 2015 until Sunday 3rd January 2016
    VENUE  The Foundling Museum 
    Through its new exhibition the Foundling Museum explores the myth and reality of The Fallen Woman in Victorian Britain through paintings and popular media of the period. In an age when sexual innocence was highly valued and it was only deemed appropriate for women to have sex within marriage, the loss of chastity of an unwed woman had multiple repe... More about this event

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    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015

    A review of the 400-year-old tradition of decorative plasterwork, from the Rococo splendour of the Foundling Hospital Court Room to ... More

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    Exhibitions | On 1st August 2015

    Create your own clay token using traditional sculptural techniques.... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 26th September 2015

    Twenty-six sestudes, written works that feature exactly 62 words, shown alongside the artefacts from the collection that inspired their creation. ... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 3rd October 2015
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    October Gallery  6 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

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    Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015
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    Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street  7 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

    Works from 1929 to 2015... More

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st August 2015
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    Scala  7 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

    House and techno with DJs on the night including Amy Wyles DJ, DJ Phat, DJ-Nitro and Audio Society.... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 26th September 2015
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    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)  7 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

    Missionaries and Idols in Polynesia at the Brunei Gallery within SOAS documents the London Missionary Society from 1792 to 1825, ... More

    Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy
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    Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2015
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    British Library  8 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

    Marking the 800th anniversary of the granting of the Magna Carta, the British Library presents Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy. ... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2015
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    Conway Hall  8 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

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