Inspiring more young people in 2019

Inspiring more young people in 2019

Young adults aged 21 and under can now benefit from free entry.

The story of Thomas Coram and his catalytic supporters – the 21 ‘ladies of quality and distinction’, William Hogarth, and George Frideric Handel – is a powerful reminder that we all have the power to make the world a better, fairer place. We want our story to inspire today’s young people; for them to know that their actions matter. To that end, we have increased the age limit for free entry from 16 to 21 years.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Christmas campaign to enable this to happen. The Museum receives no core public funding and providing free admission up to the age of 16 costs over £30,000 a year. Donations guarantee that more young people can experience our inspiring story through our exhibitions, events and workshops.

If you would like to find out more about how you can support our work, visit our Make a Donation page.