- Reception in the grand Picture Gallery
- Guests explore our Collections
- Catering by Rhubarb
- Drinks reception in the Picture Gallery
- String quartet entertains guests
Experience exclusive use of the Museum for your next drinks reception. Explore our historic Collections, opulent galleries, fine interiors and contemporary exhibition spaces whilst enjoying drinks and canapés.
There are a number of event spaces for hire in the Museum. Located on the first floor is the Court Room. With its sumptuous olive-green walls and magnificent plasterwork it is one of the best surviving rococo interiors in London and a stunning place to hire for parties. It was here that the Foundling Hospital Governors conducted their Committee business and entertained important guests.
Across the corridor is our largest gallery for hire: the Picture Gallery. This room displays some of the Museum’s finest paintings, including William Hogarth’s impressive portrait of the Foundling Hospital’s founder, Thomas Coram. The grandeur of the room and the art on display provide elegant surroundings in which to entertain guests.
Our 1923 Broadwood & Sons grand piano, located in the Picture Gallery, can be used to set the tone for a perfect evening. Guided tours can also be arranged for smaller groups to enjoy a more intimate occasion.
If you’re looking for a unique venue or museum for hire near King’s Cross St Pancras, our dedicated staff are available to help you with everything from site visit, administration and pre-planning through to on-site management of the event itself. We also work closely with a selection of approved suppliers from caterers and florists, through to photographers and musicians. See our Plan Your Event page for more details.
Evening hire is available every day. Daytime hire is available on Mondays only.
I wanted to send my sincere thank you to all of you who helped make last Wednesday’s reception a success. We had a wonderful time and all our guests loved the venue. Thank you also for all the help you gave me in the planning and on the night. It made my life a lot easier.
I must thank you and your staff for their help, professionalism and good natures! Made for a wonderful experience. Everyone had an absolutely fantastic time and we would love to do something again with you.
Many thanks for looking after us so well for our Medics and Medicine reception last night, both in the run up and on the night itself; everything went smoothly and we were very pleased with the event. We had a lot of positive feedback on the museum, with its extraordinary history and collection of paintings. It is really a wonderful place and was an excellent venue for our reception.
Please also pass on our thanks to the rest of the Foundling Museum events team, including of course Caro Howell for so kindly taking the time to welcome us all.
Thank you for yesterday’s reception. It was a big hit with our donors! We appreciate the hard work of your team and want to let you know that it was deeply appreciated. Well done to all.
I just wanted to thank your team for making the event a great success. We got really good feedback and the space was perfect for it – very magical and special. I hope we’ll have the opportunity to work together again in the future.