• Event venue setup in the Court RoomDrinks party setup in the Court Room © Mark Bothwell
  • Corporate event hire in the Court Room © Mark Bothwell
  • An event space to hire at the Foundling MuseumDrinks party setup in the Court Room by The Admirable Crichton © Mark Bothwell
  • Corporate event hire in the Court Room © Mark Bothwell
  • An image of our large event space in LondonPrivate dining event setup in the Picture Gallery by The Admirable Crichton © Mark Bothwell
  • Corporate party catering by one of our approved suppliers Table TalkDinner party catering by Table Talk © Table Talk
  • Corporate event hire in the Picture Gallery © Mark Bothwell
  • Prosecco served at a corporate eventDrinks reception © Clean Plate Pictures
  • Private party cateringParty catering © Mark Bothwell
  • Drinks served at a corporate partyDrinks reception © Mark Bothwell
  • Book launch at the Foundling MuseumJake Arnott book launch © Crispin Hughes
Covid-19 update

Private dining events and drinks receptions are not currently permitted to take place due to Government restrictions. However, our dedicated events team are still available to help you plan your future event with us. To arrange a viewing, or to discuss options and availability, please contact us at events@foundlingmuseum.org.uk.

We understand that these are uncertain times for our clients and have therefore released a Covid-19 booking guarantee to protect you should your event be cancelled due to Covid-19.

Please note the current capacities listed may be subject to change in line with Government guidance.

Statement date: 12 November 2020
Are you looking for a corporate party venue in London? Enjoy exclusive use of the Museum for your next event and impress your guests with our stylish interiors.

The Foundling Museum is a popular event space to hire, perfect for a corporate event or celebration. Enjoy exclusive hire so your guests can explore our historic Collection and striking interiors whilst enjoying drinks and canapés. We are passionate about events and having worked with some of London’s leading firms and charities, offer the expertise and dedication to make your event a success. Past corporate party clients have included Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, NSPCC, Rugby School, Comic Relief, Oxford University Press, Save The Children and Credit Suisse AG.

We can cater for a whole host of functions and corporate events including:

  • Award ceremonies
  • Charity events
  • Corporate dinner parties & drinks receptions
  • Client & networking events
  • Product & book launches
  • Team socials

With two elegant rooms in which to entertain guests, our event space is the ideal place to hire for both small and large functions. Perfect for smaller events, the Court Room boasts one of the best surviving Rococo interiors in London with a magnificent plaster ceiling and period details. Across the corridor the grand Picture Gallery, with its tall windows and extraordinary display of masterpieces by some of Britain’s greatest painters, is ideal for large receptions providing a stunning backdrop for your corporate event.

Our 1923 Broadwood grand piano, located in the Picture Gallery, can be used to set the tone for a splendid evening. A private tour of the Museum can be included as part of your event, and for classical music fans, an opportunity to view the Gerald Coke Handel Collection makes for a truly unique experience.

Our team would be delighted to assist you with all aspects of planning to help create the perfect event. Looking for event venues in London with catering or suppliers for your function? Chosen for their high quality of service, our carefully-selected list of approved suppliers includes florists, production companies, musicians and photographers, along with some of London’s top caterers offering exquisite food and drinks. Choose from some of the leading suppliers in the industry to create a unique and memorable occasion for you and your guests.

Income generated from venue hire supports our vital and unique work with disadvantaged children and young adults.


  • See how the Picture Gallery can be set for a dining event in our timelapse video
  • Everyone was as pleased and happy as anyone can ever be for the superior evening we enjoyed last night at the Foundling Museum. The museum itself is of course very very fine, and my guests were just amazed when they walked into the beautiful Court Room.

    Karen Johnston, Salvador Dali Museum
  • I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all the team at the museum for helping to make the Adoption Awards such a great success. It all ran very smoothly and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thanks for all your help in the planning and to the team on the night, who helped it to run like clockwork, we look forward to coming back next year.

    Rachel Lee, Coram
  • I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help in the lead up to last week’s event and all the support you and your team gave on the night. We’ve had very encouraging and warm feedback from guests. Many were unfamiliar with the Foundling Museum and were so pleased they had the opportunity to visit out of hours.

    Harbeena Lalli, National Trust
  • What a great evening we had on Wednesday. I just wanted to send my thanks and to let you know how wonderful the whole Foundling team were. My trustees were inspired by the Foundling mission.

    Stephen McEnally, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

Enquire now

Discuss your event with our dedicated events team on +44 (0)20 7841 3616 or email events@foundlingmuseum.org.uk to find out more about this London venue for hire.