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.

Upcoming Family events



Artist-led workshops and free downloadable resources for self-directed visits support teachers and deepen students’ critical engagement through discussion, art and ideas

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Artist-led Workshops

£90 per session (equivalent of £3 per child per 30 students, with teachers going free)

Self-led visits

Free for children and teachers


We offer a range of downloadable resources which complement group visits, exploring different aspects of the Foundling Hospital story. Special resources accompany our regular programme of exhibitions and displays. For more information contact Elizabeth Lee on 020 7841 3595 or at

Resources for schools


Contact Elizabeth Lee on 020 7841 3595 or at

Bookings must be made in advance

Tuesday - Friday in two bookable sessions: 10:00 - 12:00 & 12:00 - 14:00

We can accommodate up to 30 students per group, and a lunch room is available on request

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: to enquire about availability

School Guidelines

Risk Assessment

We work extensively with contemporary artists, writers and musicians, commissioning new work, hosting residencies,Learning page - Artist Projects
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


The Foundling Community Choir is a sociable adult choir led by an inspirational choir master who leads an extensiveLearning page - Community Choir
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 or call 020 7841 3595