26 Pairs of Eyes: In Performance

“Were you born under the sign of the fish, thimble or acorn, padlock, pin or coin?”   Spoken word artists Jacob Sam-La Rose and Toni Stuart, perform ‘Chorus’, a response to 26 Pairs of Eyes, in the Museum’s Court Room. This display … Read More

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 Foundling Museum curator and artist Emma … 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