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Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
London
WC1N 1AZ

The Foundling Hospital was founded by philanthropist Thomas Coram and artist William Hogarth in 1739 "for the maintenance and education of exposed and deserted children". The museum tells the story of the first hospital of its kind to be opened in London and looks at its supporters Thomas Coram, the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. The museum houses the hospitals extensive art collection with works by Hogarth, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Wilson, Hayman, Highmore, Roubiliac and Rysbrack. The museum also tells the story of the 27,000 children who stayed at the hospital until it closed in 1954.

Entrance Fees
Adult: £5.00
Child: FREE
Concessions: Over 60 - £4.00

Nearest Tube: Euston

 

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