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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

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm

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0 - 21 Free
National Art Pass Free
Adults £9.50
Reduced £7.50


Reduced ticket: over 65s, students, NHS staff members, Museum Association members, anyone with a disability (carers are free), ICOM members, plus anyo...

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  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly


40 Brunswick Square, London, England


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