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The Foundling Museum is devoted to the Foundling Hospital, the first home for abandoned children established in Britain. The institution was opened in 1739 by the philanthropist Thomas Coram. The collection the museum holds includes paintings and sculptures by well-known British 18th-century artists such as William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, and Joshua Reynolds. The museum also displays furniture, photographs, coins, jewelry and other artifacts.

The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
WC1N 1AZ London

Museum type(s)

Specialized & Alternative History & Anthropology



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Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday, 11.00 - 17.00
Monday closed

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London Pass Free
National Art Pass Valid
National Trust pass Valid
Adults £8.25
Reduced £5.50


FREE Children (U16), Foundling Friends
An additional nominal charge applies for exhibitions (FREE for children & Foundling Friends)
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  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly


40 Brunswick Square, London, England


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