The Foundling Museum

40 Brunswick Square

Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday:  11am – 5pm

Founded in 1739 by Thomas Coram, William Hogarth and George Frideric Handel, The Foundling Museum tells the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. The museum aims to inspire visitors to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the people who helped change lives for the better.

The latest addition to the museum's collection of paintings is a portrait of childrens' author Dame Jacqueline Wilson by Saied Dai; Wilson's Hetty Feathers book series is set in the Foundling Hospital.

Adults: £11 with donation | £10 without donation
Concessions: £8.25 with donation* | £7.50 without donation
FREE for children, Foundling Friends & National Art Pass holders


  • Russell Square
  • Holborn
  • King's Cross St. Pancras
  • Euston
  • Goodge Street
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