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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Drawing on ChildhoodDrawing on ChildhoodDrawing on Childhood Bringing together works of major illustrators from the eighteenth century to present day, Drawing on Childhood looks at how powerful images of characters in fiction who are orphaned, adopted, fostered or found have been created. Inspired by Lemn Sissay's 2014 Foundling Museum commission, Superman was a Foundling, which focused on the importan2016-02-13T00:00:00+00002016-05-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
PRICING  Included in museum entry (Adult £8.25)
DATES  22nd January to 1st May 2016
Bringing together works of major illustrators from the eighteenth century to present day, Drawing on Childhood looks at how powerful images of characters in fiction who are orphaned, adopted, fostered or found have been created. Inspired by Lemn Sissay's 2014 Foundling Museum commission, Superman was a Foundling, which focused on the importan... More about this event
 
 

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Opening and closing times for The Foundling Museum...

Today (Saturday) The Foundling Museum closes at 17.00

Monday

Closed
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Tuesday

10.00
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17.00
 

Wednesday

10.00
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17.00
 

Thursday

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17.00
 

Friday

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17.00
 

Saturday

10.00
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17.00
 

Sunday

11.00
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LondonTown.com - The Foundling Museum Location Map

 
 
 
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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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  32% 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
 
 
 
Hotel Russell London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  33% off
Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The Hotel Russell is a huge Victorian pile with stately art deco reception rooms and luxurious accommodation. The opulent public areas have recently undergone a £20 ... More
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £59  24% 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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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
 
 
 
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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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Karen Hamilton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
4 The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Foundling Museum
... More
 
 
 
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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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Drawing on Childhood
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd January to 1st May 2016
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | Same location as The Foundling Museum
Bringing together works of major illustrators from the eighteenth century to present day, Drawing on Childhood looks at how powerful images of ...More
 
 
 
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Dickensian: Behind The Scenes Of The New BBC Drama Series
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd January to 17th April 2016 - 10am-5pm
Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, WC1N | 5 minutes from The Foundling Museum
...More
 
 
 
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The London Disco Society - Valentine's Especial
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 13th February 2016 - 9pm-3am
Bloomsbury Lanes, Basement of Tavistock Hotel, Tavistock Square, WC1H | 6 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Disco, funk and boogie vibes to get into the mood for Valentine's day, courtesy of Alice Says, Stevie T and London Disco Society DJs....More
 
 
 
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Brunswick Square
London > Entertainment >
Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as The Foundling Museum
... More
 
 
 
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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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Shopping 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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School of Pharmacy
London > Education > Medical Schools
29-39 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from The Foundling Museum
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London Swing Dance Society
London > Education > Evening Classes
31 Rashleigh House, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Wedding Survival, Lindy Hop, Boogie-Woogie, Ballroom, Shim Sham, Charleston, Lead & Follow, Styling... More
 
 
 
Eastman Dental Hospital
London > Education > Professional Training
256 Gray's Inn Road, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 4 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Student support ... More
 
 
 
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Physique
London > Leisure > Fitness
Clare Court, Judd Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 2 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Public Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
Corams Fields Sports Area
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
93 Guildford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
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Cannons Health Club and Spa
London > Leisure > Fitness
Meklenburgh Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Cannons health clubs are a growing collection of private members health clubs focusing on adult and family orientated health, fitness and relaxation facilities. They offer the ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Foundling Museum
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Callaghan's
London > Nightlife > Bars
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Hidden in the lobby of Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Callaghan's does surprisingly well at offering genuine Irish hospitality. True to the traditions of those friendly ... More
 
 
 
Lord John Russell
London > Nightlife >
91 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Foundling Museum
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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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40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as The Foundling Museum
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London House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Meckenburgh Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from The Foundling Museum
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Renoir cinema
London > Business > Venue Hire
Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Almost invisible in the ridiculous 1960s sci-fi architecture of the Brunswick Centre, the two-screen arthouse Renoir Cinema is a firm favourite with London's film buffs. It ... More
 
 
 
 

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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Foundling Museum

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
After the Rain/Strapless/Within the Golden Hour
Dance | Until 11th March 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Foundling Museum

The Royal Ballet celebrates acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon with a mixed programme at the Royal Opera House ...More

L'Etoile
Concerts | Until 24th February 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Foundling Museum

French director Mariame Clement gets her Royal Opera House debut with L'Etoile this February. ...More

Kids' Sushi Class
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2016 

Inamo Covent Garden 1 minute walk from The Foundling Museum

Train your Nigiri Ninjas We're opening Inamo's exclusive masterclasses to our younger fans. Enter the dojo of our expert Sashimi ...More

Storytime
Kids Events | Until 21st February 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Storytime session for all ages....More

Night Shift
Night Shift
Exhibitions | Until 10th April 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Opening on the first weekend of what was meant to be the first weekend of the night tube - before ...More

 
Creative Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 21st February 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Create your own mosaic....More

Night Photography With Simon Gregor
Exhibitions | Until 13th February 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

A chance to learn about the photography specialism with an expert....More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 30th July 2016 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
 
 
 
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