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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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 £83† 23% 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 £77† 34% 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
Tune Hotel Kings Cross, London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £37† 29% off
324 Gray's Inn Rd, WC1X | 5 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Whether you have missed the last train home, heading on a business trip to Europe or spending a night in the capital for business or pleasure, ... 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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London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 27th May to 4th September 2016 - Various Times
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | Same location as The Foundling Museum
For this major exhibition, Foundling Fellow Cornelia Parker has invited over sixty outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines to respond to the theme of ...More
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Jane Austen's Persuasion: A New Musical Drama
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: Thursday 28th July 2016 - 7.30pm
Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road, NW1 | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Barbara Landis's adaptation of one of Jane Austen's admired novels, about a woman who has a second chance at finding love, performed in a fully-staged production ...More
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Marco Polo Musical
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th August to 4th September 2016 - Various Times
Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road, NW1 | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
...More
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Brunswick Square
London > Entertainment >
Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as 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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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
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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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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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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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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
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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Covent Garden After Hours
Covent Garden After Hours
Shopping | Until 28th July 2016 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from The Foundling Museum

Throughout July Covent Garden After Hours celebrates summer with late night openings on Wednesdays to Saturdays and a series of ...More

 
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

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Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

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 7th January 2017 

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

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
Faith Healer
Theatre | Until 20th August 2016 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Following her productions of Fathers and Sons and Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Lyndsey Turner returns to the ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 4th March 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 
 
 
 
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