Getting here


The Foundling Museum

40 Brunswick Square

London WC1N 1AZ

T: +44 (0)20 7841 3600


Tube or Train

Russell Square, Kings Cross St Pancras

Adults £8.25 (including voluntary Gift Aid donation of 75p)
Concessions £5.50 (including voluntary Gift Aid donation of 50p)
Children (up to sixteen years), Art Fund members and Foundling Friends visit FREE

The small voluntary donation enables us, thanks to Gift Aid, to reclaim the tax you pay on the whole entry fee if you are a UK tax payer. Adults £7.50 and concessions £5 without donation

All exhibitions and displays are included with admission

We are a National Trust partner, entitling members to 50% off admission on presentation of a valid National Trust England membership card


Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00
Monday closed

During the Christmas period the Museum will be closed 24-28 December 2015 (inclusive) and 1 January 2016

We are committed to making our facilities accessible to all visitors

Visitors with disabilities are entitled to the concessionary rate. Carers of those with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Visitors with a Blue Badge for disabled parking may park on the single yellow line for up to 3 hours or in the residents bays just outside the Museum entrance. Blue Badges must be displayed at all times.

The Museum has ramped access, a lift to all floors, accessible toilets and a cloakroom. A wheelchair is available on request, and visitors are encouraged to book in advance. For more information please call 020 7841 3600 or make an enquiry

Our Policies

Floor Plan

Groups can book expert guides for a tour of the Museum and take advantage of discounted packages in the Museum Café.

Group visits and guided tours must be booked in advance.

Guided tours

Groups of 15 or more - £8 per person (guide included)

Smaller groups - £5 per person + £50 for your guide

Special Guides

Hogarth Curator Lars Tharp provides an insightful introduction to the Museum and its Collections. Additional charges apply. Please express your interest when enquiring. Subject to availability.


If you are not booking a guide, your group must be a minimum of 8 people to qualify for the group rate of £5 per person


The Foundling Museum Café offers discounted packages for groups. To book, please call 020 7841 3609

Click here to view the menu


Make a group booking by calling 020 7841 3591 or make an enquiry

If you are looking for a speaker for your event, a number of our guides are available to give talks about the history of the Foundling Hospital. Please contact us for more details.

Visit the Learning page for School Group Bookings

Foundling Museum Cafe

Our Café serves a selection of hot and cold drinks, hot meals, salads, cakes and desserts during opening hours

Managed by the People’s Supermarket, a not-for-profit local community enterprise

To reserve a table call 020 7841 3609

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Foundling Museum Shop 2

Our shop offers a range of books, CDs, cards and gifts relating to our Collections and exhibitions, including contemporary jewellery, stationery and children’s books. We also stock a range of Hetty Feather merchandise created exclusively for the Foundling Museum, including a tote bag, notebook and stationery.

Limited edition prints by Yinka Shonibare MBE and Quentin Blake can be purchased directly from the Museum. The Yinka Shonibare prints are also available to view and order via Artfinder.

All of the products available from the Museum Shop can also be purchased by mail order, and profits directly benefit the Museum. For further details please contact the shop on 020 7841 3600.





Gerald Coke Handel Collection

The Gerald Coke Handel Collection reading room is open Wednesday - Friday for research by appointment.

For all enquiries, email or call 020 7841 3606

Search the Gerald Coke Handel Collection catalogue