We can host a variety of events, from intimate and lavish weddings to corporate dinners and conferences. Hold a dinner for up to 40 guests in the magnificent Court Room, or a reception for up to 250 in the Museum’s Picture Gallery.

Our dedicated and experienced Events Team will tailor your event to your expectations and budget, creating a unique and memorable occasion for you and your guests.

Contact the Events Team on 020 7841 3616 or events@foundlingmuseum.org.uk

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The Foundling Museum is a registered charity. Income from venue hire supports our work with marginalized and care experienced children.

The Court Room, one of London’s finest original Rococo interiors, provides an ideal setting for intimate dinners.
Alternatively, guests can dine in the Picture Gallery beside Hogarth’s magnificent portrait of the Hospital’s founder, Thomas Coram.



Court Room: 40 guests

Picture Gallery: 100 guests

Court Room pre-dinner drinks: 80

Picture Gallery pre-dinner drinks: 150

Evening hire is available from 18:30, daytime hire is available on Mondays only.


Guests have exclusive use of the whole Museum and can explore our opulent galleries whilst enjoying drinks and canapés.



Court Room: 80 guests

Picture Gallery: 150 guests

Whole Museum: 250 guests

Evening hire is available from 18:30, daytime hire is available on Mondays only.


Host your meetings, roundtable discussions, presentations and lectures in our Creative Studio. With our in-house AV and meeting equipment, we guarantee a stress-free day away from the office.
We can also accommodate board meetings and presentations in the Picture Gallery or Court Room on Mondays.

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Clore Creative Studio

60 guests theatre-style

28 guests boardroom-style

27 guests classroom-style

23 guests u-shape


Picture Gallery

Up to 100 theatre-style (available on Monday)


Court Room

Up to 32 cabaret-style (available on Monday)

The Foundling Museum is the perfect venue for the most important day of your life.
Take your vows in our picturesque rooms, then relax and sip champagne in historic interiors and dance the night away in style. Enjoy exclusive use of the whole Museum throughout.



Court Room: 50 guests for civil ceremony

Court Room: 40 guests for wedding breakfast

Picture Gallery: 100 guests for civil ceremony

Picture Gallery: 100 guests for wedding breakfast

Whole Museum: 250 guests

Hire is available from 17:00 Tuesday to Sunday and from 12:00 on Mondays.

Make your Christmas office party, family get together or dinner with friends an occasion to remember.
The Museum can be exclusively yours for Christmas. You and your guests can enjoy a Christmas party to remember in unique and historic spaces, with Hogarth, Gainsborough and Reynolds for company.

Download information on our Christmas packages



Court Room reception: 80 guests

Court Room dinner: 40 guests

Picture Gallery reception: 150 guests

Picture Gallery dinner: 100 guests

Whole Museum: 250 guests

Evening hire is available from 18:30, daytime hire is available on Mondays only.

The Foundling Museum is a fantastic backdrop for filming and photography, boasting a stunning selection of original eighteenth-century interiors and a wealth of historic artworks.


All-day filming available on Monday (10:00 – 17:00)

Evening and early morning filming by arrangement

Location fees start from £180 per hour and rates for long filming periods are negotiable