Foundling Museum

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Visit the Foundling Museum today for one of the most unique museums in London for the whole family 

The Foundling Museum makes for one of the most unique days out in London that will keep the whole family entertained. Find out what makes it so special on your visit to London! 

  • Explore over 275 years of London history through artefacts and personal stories 
  • Check out the art collection and see paintings from the likes of WIlliam Hogarth and Thomas Gainsborough
  • Take in the exquisite and lavish halls of the museum's grand interiors  
  • Family-Friendly interactive exhibits and interactive displays
  • Must-see temporary exhibitions, so you'll want to revisit again and again

Visit the Foundling Museum today to discover why it's a museum like no other! Book your tickets today for the best prices online, tickets are delivered instantly via email and SMS. 

Get your tickets for the Foundling Museum in one of the most fascinating London museums to visit

The Foundling Museum is a truly unique place to visit in London as one of the best things to do in Bloomsbury for anyone looking for a fascinating day out. 

The museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain's first home for abandoned children. Through the work of the Hospital, hope was brought to the lives of many children at risk. The site was even supported by notable figures such as artist William Hogarth and composer George Frideric Handel in providing a safe haven and nurturing environment for vulnerable children.

Over 275 years later, the Foundling Museum brings to life the countless stories of the Hospital and its enduring legacy on child welfare. As well as bringing the Hospital's story to life, you'll also be captivated by the courtroom's stunning Rococo interiors, the impressive art collection including paintings from the likes of Hogarth, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Roubiliac and more, plus a permanent Handel exhibition. 

Discover the many inspiring stories from London's history on your visit to the Foundling Museum for a truly unique day out in London, get your tickets today! 

Brunswick Square,
London WC1N 1AZ
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How to find us

By rail/tube: 

The Foundling Museum is a 10-minute walk from King's Cross St Pancras and a four-minute walk from Russell Square. 

By bus: 

The nearest buses are the 1, 68, 91 and N91 from Russell Square Station.

By bike: 

Cycle docking stations for Santander Cycle Hire are located at Brunswick Square and Russell Square Station. For visitors wishing to travel by car there is an NCP carpark at The Brunswick Shopping Centre. 

  • Toilets
  • Baby-changing facilities

There is no café at the premises for the Foundling Museum, but there are various local cafés and restaurants nearby. 

Kindly note that consuming food or drink in the museum is not permitted.

Photography and filming is permitted in the Museum for personal use only, but no flash should be used.

Should photography or filming be restricted in the case of special exhibitions, this will be signposted.

The Foundling Museum is wheelchair-accessible, and there is one non-motorised wheelchair available to borrow. Unfortunately, the Foundling Museu cannot provide assistance for using the wheelchair. 

Mobility scooters are permitted, but please note the width restrictions of the lift. 

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