ISNTD Philanthropy

Foundling Museum, London Sept 29th 2014


ISNTD Philanthropy will be held at the Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury, Central London, a short distance from Russell Square tube station and Euston or King's Cross railway/tube stations.

Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
London, England WC1N 1AZ

Tel: +44 20 7841 3600

Foundling staircase
Foundling Museum 2
Foundling Museum map
Foundling galleries

About the Museum

This Museum charts the history & activities of the Foundling Hospital established in 1739, Britain's first home for abandoned children established by philanthropist Captain Thomas Coram. For nearly three centuries, the Hospital not only provided shelter & healthcare for children abandonned in London & beyond, but also gave them practical skills & education which provided them with lifelong opportunities.

The Museum also illustrates how the Foundling Hospital's charity work for children still carries on today through the child care organisation Coram.

The present museum building was built in 1937 with original eighteenth century interiors, furniture and fittings from the original London Hospital building including the Committee Room, the Picture Gallery, a staircase from the boys’ wing and the magnificent Rococo Court Room.

The Museum houses the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, which is one of the largest privately-owned collections of Handel memorabilia. The Museum also includes works of art by Britain's most prominent eighteenth century artists: William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Louis-Francois Roubiliac and many others.

Interactive map

The original Foundling Hospital building