The Foundling Museum  

 
 
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40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AZ
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Tue to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm, Closed Mon
 
PRICES
£7.50 (Adults), £5 (Concs), Free (Children up to 16 years) | Special rates for groups and school visits by appointment
 

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The Foundling MuseumThe 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.

 

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Basic InstinctsBasic InstinctsExhibitions & Art, Painting.2017-12-12T10:00:00+00002018-01-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Raft Of The MedusaRaft Of The MedusaExhibitions & Art, Sculpture.2017-12-12T10:00:00+00002018-01-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Bach To Baby Christmas Family ConcertBach To Baby Christmas Family ConcertCommunity & Lifestyle, Family Event.2017-12-14T10:30:00+00002017-12-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Animal Christmas Crackers: ConcertAnimal Christmas Crackers: Concert2017-12-17T15:00:00+00002017-12-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Animal Christmas Crackers: Art WorkshopsAnimal Christmas Crackers: Art WorkshopsLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2017-12-17T16:00:00+00002017-12-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Lucky ButtonLucky ButtonLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-01-19T10:00:00+00002018-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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The Lost WordsThe Lost WordsExhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration.2018-01-19T10:00:00+00002018-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Judd Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Goodenough Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £29  37% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Blending the traditional with the modern, the Goodenbough Club aims to help guests make a home away from home with its four-star accommodation. Housed within five ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £82  25% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  26% off
Southampton Row, WC1B | 6 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The gorgeous Victorian building that houses the Thistle Bloomsbury Park is tall enough to offer great views of London from the top rooms. Located between the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest The Foundling Museum

Nearest to The Foundling Museum
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
London > Attractions > Museums
Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 6 minutes from The Foundling Museum
From mid-2017, The Postal Museum welcomes visitors to explore the history of the Royal Mail and travel on a network ... More
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Foundling Museum
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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
 
 
 
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Russell Square
London > Attractions >
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell and ... More
 
 
 
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Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The Gagosian is a cavernous space for exhibitions of the highest calibre. It is a major asset for the regeneration of the King's Cross area. Larry ... More
 
 
 
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The Brass Button Club Presents River Child, Mock Deer And I Am Moon
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 11th December 2017 - 7pm
The Foundling Museum, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
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Christmas Housemaid's Tour
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Sunday 10th and Sunday 17th December 2017 at 10am, 11am and 11.45am
The Foundling Museum, 48 Doughty Street, WC1N | 5 minutes from The Foundling Museum
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The Christmas Books By Charles Dickens.
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: 10th, 12th to 16th and 23rd Dec 2017 - Various Times
The Foundling Museum, 48 Doughty Street, WC1N | 5 minutes from The Foundling Museum
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage to ... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Foundling Museum
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Foundling Museum

The best shops and markets near The Foundling Museum
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Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
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Alara Wholefoods
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
58 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Alara Wholefoods Health shop on Marchmont Street has been recommended by one of our readers, poet Kim Morrissey, who took the trouble to write in to ... More
 
 
 
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School of Life
London > Shopping > Specialists
70 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The School of Life offers so much more than your average shopping experience. In fact, it doesn't do it justice to label it a mere shop ... More
 
 
 
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Crussh
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
U28 The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Foundling Museum
This chain of juice bars squishes together a delightful variety of flavoursome, healthy drinks. They press fresh juice fruit right in front of you, and blend ... More
 
 
 
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Giraffe - Brunswick Centre
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
19-21 Brunswick Centre, Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The family friendly Giraffe restaurants really appeal to their target audience: kids. But that doesn't mean adults won't enjoy their bright colours and big portions too. ... More
 
 
 
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
15-17 Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Foundling Museum
This branch of the popular pizza/pasta chain Strada is in the Brunswick Centre, a popular destination for eating out and shopping in the Bloomsbury area. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 8 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 8 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 8 minutes from The Foundling Museum
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Foundling Museum.
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Foundling Museum
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
 
 
 
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The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The interior ... More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Foundling Museum.
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as The Foundling Museum
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 ... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from The Foundling Museum
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Brass Button Club Presents River Child, Mock Deer And I Am Moon
Concerts | On 11th December 2017 

The Harrison 3 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

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A Ghost Of An Idea: Unwrapping A Christmas Carol
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

Charles Dickens Museum 5 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

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St Pancras International Christmas Tree
St Pancras International Christmas Tree
Seasonal | Until 3rd January 2018 

St Pancras International Station 8 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Hand crafted from over 15,000 flowers, this year's Christmas tree at St Pancras is a stunning spectacle. Made by expert ...More

 
Listen: 140 Years Of Recorded Sound
Exhibitions | Until 11th March 2018 

British Library 8 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

An immersive multimedia installation making innovative use of the library sound archives, to explore the significance of sound since the ...More

Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2018 

British Library 8 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the British Library presents Harry Potter: ...More

 
The Montague Ski Lodge at Christmas
The Montague Ski Lodge at Christmas
Seasonal | Until 20th January 2018 

Montague Ski Lodge 8 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Add some festive sparkle to your Christmas celebrations this year with a visit to The Montague Ski Lodge at The ...More

 
Nature Morte
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Guildhall Art Gallery 8 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Nature Morte seeks to illustrate how leading artists of the 21st century have reinvigorated still life, a genre previously synonymous ...More

The London Cabaret Club: A Christmas Cabaret
The London Cabaret Club: A Christmas Cabaret
Theatre | Until 23rd December 2017 

The Bloomsbury Ballroom 8 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

A candy cane forest and a milk and cookies pop up bar... the London Cabaret Club has laid on a ...More

 
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | Until 8th April 2018 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

With no known culture in the world or history without religious beliefs, The British Museum explores the practice and expression ...More

 
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Exceptional horsemen and warriors, the Scythians were powerful nomadic tribes of Siberia and this autumn the British Museum reveals their ...More

 

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Theatre | From 5th February 

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Dance | From 30th March 

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Exhibitions | From 26th January 

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Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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