During temporary Museum closure

During temporary Museum closure

Although we are temporarily closed to the public, you can still enjoy our remarkable 300-year old story and collections through these online links:

Messiah and the Foundling Hospital is a BBC TV programme that reveals the inspiring relationship between the composer, George Frideric Handel, his great oratorio Messiah, and the Foundling Hospital.

The Tokens and the Foundlings is a BBC Radio 4 Archive on 4 episode that explores the lives and experiences of the children who grew up at the Foundling Hospital, through the voices and testimony of former pupils

One of the most important works of art on display at the Founding Museum, is William Hogarth’s portrait of the Foundling Hospital’s founder, Thomas Coram, which was donated to the charity in 1740. The significance of this painting to the story of British art is explored in this HENI talk.

You can also listen to Dawn Chorus a beautiful sound installation that links past and present through a poetic meditation on the spirit of place.