Foundling Museum

40 Brunswick Square
+44 (0)20 7841 3600
[email protected]
Public transport:
Tube: Russell Square, King’s Cross St Pancras, Euston Train: King’s Cross St Pancras International, Euston From Russell Square: Turn right out of the tube station, left at the mini roundabout onto Hunter Street and first right onto Brunswick Square


Through a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events, the museum celebrates the ways in which artists of all disciplines have helped improve children's lives for more than 275 years.

Discover the moving story of the Foundling Hospital, and the children who grew up there, through artworks, objects and archival documents. Paintings, sculpture, furniture and ceramics are also displayed in beautiful 18th-century interiors, reconstructed from the original Hospital building.

The Museum also holds the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, an internationally-important collection of material relating to composer George Frideric Handel and his contemporaries.

The Museum regularly hosts concerts, talks, performances, creative workshops and drop-in family activities.

A cloakroom and baby changing facilities are available. The Museum shop offers a range of books, cards and gifts relating to the collections and exhibitions, including contemporary jewellery, stationery and children’s books.

The Museum has ramped access, a lift to all floors and accessible toilets. A wheelchair, facilities for guide dogs, large print interpretation texts and magnifying glasses are also available on request.

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Prices and opening times

Child Ticket Free
Concession ticket From £10.50 per ticket
Adult ticket. From £12.75 per ticket

Adult and concession tickets give unlimited free entry to the Museum for a year. Free for 21 and under.

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Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: 11am to 5pm

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Access into the Building
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Additional Accessible Facilities
Low reception or information counters
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Children Facilities
Children welcome
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Civil Partnership licence held
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Licenced for civil marriages
Offers charity rates
Trade vehicle access
Wedding service
General Facilities
Free WiFi