Thank you to everyone who donated to our £4.6m campaign to secure our future.

We are no longer accepting donations to this campaign. However, if you would like to make a donation to the Museum so we can continue our work with vulnerable and marginalised young people, find all of the donation options on our Donate page here.

You can read about our Securing the Future campaign below. Watch this space or sign up to our newsletter to receive updates.


About the campaign

We have a once-only opportunity to secure the Museum’s home and custodianship of the Foundling Hospital Collection for 999 years. With your support, we can continue our vital creative work and guarantee long-term public access to our historic building and collections, on the site where our momentous story first began.

Finding the Foundling Museum was like finding a gemstone. It's about people like me, it challenges people's idea of what being in care is like.
Sofia, Tracing Our Tales participant

Why the Foundling Museum?

The Foundling Museum is unique. No other UK museum celebrates the lives of care-experienced people, and none tells the story of the birth of creative philanthropy.

For people who have been in care, the Museum is a home – a place to feel seen and proud. Today we work with outstanding contemporary artists and musicians to keep our historic story relevant and ensure that artists continue to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people.

The Foundling Hospital Collection includes masterpieces donated by the leading artists of the 18th century, including Hogarth, Gainsborough and Reynolds. The Museum also contains many original features from the 18th century Foundling Hospital, including the boys’ staircase and the Governors’ magnificent Rococo Court Room.


If you would like to discuss this campaign, or a future general donation, please get in touch with our Development team on who will be happy to help.