Visit: The Foundling Museum

Visit |

Monday 21 February 2011 - 18:00 until 20:00

Director Lars Tharp welcomes us to the Museum, which tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, - a monument to 18th century philanthropy. Unwanted infants, (usually the children of unmarried or deserted women) were left here, to be cared for and adopted by the Hospital. The Museum exhibits some of the objects left with the children by their sorrowing mothers and there is also a collection of 18th century paintings - the hospital was supported by Hogarth, Reynolds and Gainsborough and became the first public space in London for the exhibition of art of the day. Handel helped the charity with numerous performances, particularly of Messiah, the score of which is in the Museum.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 11am – 5pm

Entry details

Tickets £24.50 (includes a glass of wine)

6pm – 8pm

Call 0844 415 4151, Monday – Friday 9.00am–5.30pm. The booking line opens at 9.00am on Monday 13 December. Priority booking before this date applies to Patrons’ Circle Members only. Tickets cannot be booked before this date, and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note we can no longer accept payment by cheque.

Back to top