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The Foundling Museum

  • Bloomsbury
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

The Foundling Museum is a one-of-a-kind experience for families to learn about the UK's first children's charity, the Foundling Hospital, and the lives of the children who grew up there.

While this is sensitive material the team make sure it’s an engaging and most importantly, a fun day out! Kids can dress up as characters from the Foundling Hospital’s history or follow creative activity trails through the collections. The exhibits chart the museum way back to its beginning as the UK’s first children’s charity with artworks, objects and archival documents.

Particularly amazing to see are the tokens left behind by the mothers who gave up their children to the care of the Hospital, as well as the testimonies from former pupils. All these special items, as well as family workshops, will give you the chance to explore new subjects with your kids.

  • Learn all about the UK’s first children's charity
  • Dress up as characters from history!
  • Activity trails and workshops
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Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 

Sunday 11:00 - 17:00


General Admission 
Adults: £10.00
Kids: Free
Concessions: £7.50

Travel & Contact Information


The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, Greater London, WC1N 1AZ, England

Phone number

020 7841 3600



Click here to visit The Foundling Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

There is an NCP carpark at the Brunswick Centre for visitors wishing to travel by car.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

The Foundling Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

No, there are no dining options.

Yes, The Foundling Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, The Foundling Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only. 

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