The Foundling Hospital, which continues today as the children’s charity Coram, was established in 1739 by the philanthropist Thomas Coram to care for babies at risk of abandonment. Instrumental in helping Coram realise his vision were the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel.
The Foundling Museum is a history and art museum, which through a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events, celebrates the ways in which artists of all disciplines have helped improve children’s lives for over 275 years.
OPEN: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00-17:00, Sunday, 11:00-17:00, Monday closed. Admission charge with concessions for both exhibitions and the permanent collection.