Art is Happening!

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated to our Art Happens campaign and helped us raise over £25,000 towards the cost of realising our exhibition The Fallen Woman. So many of you are eager to … Read More

The Pinch of Poverty returns

After a short spell at the Geffrye Museum, our much-loved painting The Pinch of Poverty is now back at the Museum and on display above the main staircase. Painted by Thomas Kennington (1856-1916), the work was bequeathed to the Hospital in … Read More

Help us to make art happen

The Foundling Museum needs your help to give a voice to the mothers who gave up their babies to the Foundling Hospital We will be raising £23,000 in just six weeks to help realise The Fallen Woman, a major new … Read More

Mead’s Mysterious Medicines

Children from Fox, Robin and Eagle wards at Great Ormond Street Hospital have created animations and medicines inspired by the eighteenth century medical recipes of the Foundling Hospital Governor, Dr Richard Mead. Working with artist Shelly Wain, the children compared … Read More


Children aged 2 – 13 years from Puffin Ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital created an animation inspired by patients waiting to have major operations, and by the story of the foundlings waiting to leave the Foundling Hospital. This work … Read More

Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies and Bloomsbury

This exhibition, curated by Gill Hedley, explored Epstein’s love of children as a subject matter by bringing together a selection of his moving bronzes and drawings of babies and children.   Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), pioneer of modernism and distinguished … Read More