If you would like to explore the story of the Foundling Hospital in your own time, we offer free entry to primary and secondary schools for self-led visits, with downloadable resources to accompany your trip.

Booking your self-led visit

Groups must be pre-booked at least two weeks in advance, with a maximum of 20 students per visit.

Please see our self-led visit guidelines and risk assessment below.

School resources

We offer a range of downloadable Art and English resources for Key Stage 1 & 2 and Key Stage 3 & 4 which can be used to accompany your visit to the Museum. You can download our resources below.

The museum was really well laid out and interesting for all ages . The staff and volunteers were welcoming and informative.

Classroom resources

We’ve teamed up with A New Direction to contribute to their History Taster Card which includes a quick activity using a couple of items from our collection. These cards work across all age groups and settings, and can be easily adapted to suit any class. They can be used as ice breakers, starter activities, plenaries, class assembly prompts, ways to start and end the day, or as stand-alone 10–15-minute activities. You may want to use the activities included in the card before or after your visit.