Fun art activities for families include trails, drop-in workshops, an art trolley packed with creative activities, a dress-up cornerChild and parent in art workshop in the Picture Gallery and interactive stations throughout, designed with young visitors in mind.

Fans of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather books can explore the Collection and life at the Foundling Hospital through Hetty’s eyes with a dedicated trail.

Forthcoming Family events

 

 

 

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Our artist-led workshops explore the story and legacy of the Foundling Hospital, enabling students to develop their ideas and creativity through discussion and practical activities. Workshops can be adapted to cover Key Stage 1-4 and include cross-curricular links to Art & Design, History and Language & Literacy.

Sessions are available Tuesday-Friday from 10am-12pm or 12-2pm and can accommodate up to 30 students. Workshops cost £90 per session (equivalent of £3 per child per 30 students, teachers go free). A lunch room is available on request. For more information or to book a session contact Elizabeth Lee on 020 7841 3595 or elizabeth@foundlingmuseum.org.uk.
Please note bookings must be made in advance.

 
Current workshops

Foundlings at War
Learn about the effect of war on the Foundling Hospital through critical discussion and practical activities. Explore our in-focus display, Foundlings at War, in this gallery-based workshop.

The Foundling Hospital and the Story of the Gift of Art
Discover the story of the Foundling Hospital and learn how individual artists can influence social change. Explore the Collection and the work of William Hogarth, Thomas Coram and George Frideric Handel through creative art activities and critical discussion.

Victorian Foundling Hospital
Learn about life in the Foundling Hospital during the reign of Queen Victoria. Discover the ways in which public concern for philanthropic ventures affected the Foundling Hospital and changed the local area in this gallery-based workshop.

Famous People and the Foundling Hospital
Discover the lives of three significant individuals - Thomas Coram, William Hogarth and George Frideric Handel - and their charitable work with the Foundling Hospital.

Contemporary Artists and the Foundling Museum
Explore the special relationship the Museum has with contemporary artists. Following in the tradition of Hogarth, explore how four artists - Grayson Perry, Jeremy Deller, Richard Wentworth and Clare Twomey - have been inspired by the story of the Foundling Hospital.

 

Forthcoming workshops

New workshops are available from 25 September 2015 – 3 January 2016 to coincide with our exhibition The Fallen Woman.

Victorian Stereoscopes
Explore life in Victorian London in this practical workshop. Design and create images inspired by the story of the Foundling Hospital, and make a stereoscope viewing box to see the images in 3D.

Victorian Lantern Making
Explore the story of the Foundling Hospital through this practical workshop. Learn to design and create a Victorian lantern, developing a narrative relating to lives of the children admitted to the Foundling Hospital.

Victorian Life and the Fallen Woman
In this gallery-based workshop, learn about life in Victorian London and discover the story of the women who left their children at the Foundling Hospital through critical discussion and practical activities.

For larger groups of up to 60, our neighbours at the Charles Dickens Museum (Dickens’s only remaining London home) are often able to accommodate half of your group for a taught visit before swapping over at lunch time. Please see their website for details or email education@dickensmuseum.com to enquire about availability.

 

Self-led visits

Book a free visit to explore our Collection and exhibitions with your pupils. We offer a range of resources which complement group visits, exploring different aspects of the Foundling Hospital story. Special resources also accompany our regular programme of exhibitions and displays. For more information or to book a visit contact Elizabeth Lee on 020 7841 3595 or elizabeth@foundlingmuseum.org.uk. Please note bookings must be made in advance.

 

School Guidelines

Risk Assessment

 

Learning page - Artist Projects

We work extensively with contemporary artists, writers and musicians, commissioning new work, hosting residencies,
staging exhibitions and initiating projects. Our aim is to bring community groups and practicing artists of all kinds together, facilitating their engagement with the story of the Foundling Hospital through the process of making and exploring art in its broadest sense.

Current Projects

The Foundling Fellowship

 

 

 

Learning page - Community Choir

The Foundling Community Choir is a sociable adult choir led by an inspirational choir master who leads an extensive
and varied repertoire which includes classical, jazz, madrigals and pop

Meetings are every Monday evening in the beautiful surrounds of the Foundling Museum’s Picture Gallery.

No audition required and singers of all abilities are welcome.

We are always looking for enthusiastic new members. For a free trial session or more information please email elizabeth@foundlingmuseum.org.uk or call 020 7841 3595