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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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Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian BritainTwo Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian BritainTwo Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian BritainThe Foundling Museum teaches Londoners everything they need to know about 18th and 19th century theatre with its new exhibition, Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain. The museum-wide, interactive exhibition provides a how-to-guide to going to a show in 18th and 19th century England, delving into the mechanics of both theatre and conce2019-09-20T00:00:00+01002020-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Adult £13.20 with donation, Concession £9.90 with donation
DATES  20th September 2019 to 5th January 2020
The Foundling Museum teaches Londoners everything they need to know about 18th and 19th century theatre with its new exhibition, Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain. The museum-wide, interactive exhibition provides a how-to-guide to going to a show in 18th and 19th century England, delving into the mechanics of both theatre and conce... More about this event
 
 

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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  42% 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 £70  21% 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
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £60  34% 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 Postal Museum and Mail Rail
London > Attractions > Museums
Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 6 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Explore the history of the Royal Mail at The Postal Museum where you can go on an underground adventure through narrow tunnels not used since 2003. ... 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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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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Lambs Conduit Street
London > Attractions >
WC1N | 5 minutes from The Foundling Museum
This charming Bloomsbury shopping street, linking Coram's Fields to Theobald's Road, follows an old route to Lamb's Conduit. Some of the ... More
 
 
 
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Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th September 2019 to 5th January 2020
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | Same location as The Foundling Museum
The Foundling Museum teaches Londoners everything they need to know about 18th and 19th century theatre with its new exhibition, Two Last Nights! Show Business in ...More
 
 
 
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Victoria Hume & Balladeste
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 18th September 2019 - 7.30pm-10.30pm
The Foundling Museum, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H | 3 minutes from The Foundling Museum
...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs Of Gerty Simon
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th May to 15th October 2019 - 10am-5pm
The Foundling Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....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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London Welsh Centre
London > Entertainment >
157-163 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X | 4 minutes from The Foundling Museum
A cultural and community centre on Grays Inn Road the London Welsh Centre has been promoting Welsh culture and language in London since ... 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

The best shops and markets 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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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 8 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 8 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 8 minutes from The Foundling Museum
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... 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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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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Double Standard
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Standard London, 10 Argyle Street, WC1H | 6 minutes from The Foundling Museum
Part of Adam Rawson's ground floor takeover of The Standard London hotel - he also heads up British restaurant Isla - Double Standard is an ... More
 
 
 
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The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Foundling Museum
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The interior ... 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
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from The Foundling Museum
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Foundling Museum
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Life Through Extraordinary Mirrors
Exhibitions | Until 23rd November 2019 

October Gallery 6 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

A group exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography by Romuald Hazoume, Cyrus Kabiru, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Zak Ove, Alexis Peskine, ...More

Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs Of Gerty Simon
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2019 

The Wiener Library 7 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

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Exhibitions | Until 1st December 2019 

Guildhall Art Gallery 8 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

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Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2019 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Works revealing the British Museum's outstanding collections in engaging new ways, underscoring the global connections of this vast region of ...More

Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies
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Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

Wellcome Collection 10 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Two artists who have lived with chronic illnesses explore how debilitating disease can shape the way we think about the ...More

 
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Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2021 

Wellcome Collection 10 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a ...More

 
Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
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Foodie Events | Until 26th December 2019 

The Piano Works 12 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

For bottomless brunch with a side of live music, head to The Piano Works. Both the West End and Farringdon ...More

 
Piney Gir
Concerts | On 17th September 2019 

The Lexington 12 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

The Kansas-born singer, now London-resident performs her original melange of indie-pop and country sounds....More

Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2019
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2019 

Kings Place Gallery 12 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Big the Musical
Big the Musical
Theatre | Until 2nd November 2019 

Dominion Theatre 13 minutes walk from The Foundling Museum

Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, Big the Musical is a heart-warming show about 12 year-old Josh Baskin ...More

 

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