Once the gathering place for important meetings, annual dinners and Christmas events for the Foundling Hospital's esteemed Governors, this elegant room has a fine Rococo ceiling and works of art by leading British eighteenth-century artists.

Within this room, you will find an array of notable pieces including William Wilton’s plaster ceiling, a magnificent large-scale painting by William Hogarth, and a small roundel of the Charterhouse by a young Thomas Gainsborough. Many of these artists held Governor positions at the Foundling Hospital. Discussions during their meetings and dinners played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Royal Academy.

This room is one of three historic interiors from the original eighteenth-century building, recreated in the Museum, making it a popular choice for receptions, dinners and wedding ceremonies.

Bookings come with AV equipment including a Samsung TV screen, wireless microphones, speakers and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Daytime events can sometimes be accommodated – contact us to find out more.

Court Room Capacity

  • Dining: 40
  • Drinks reception: 80
  • Theatre style: 60
  • U-Shaped: 24
  • Classroom: 24
  • Boardroom: 21