Art activities for families to enjoy together are available every day at the Foundling Museum, making this a fun place to visit, at any time of year. The Museum is designed with young visitors in mind. They can explore the Collection with a creative activity trail, dress up as characters from the Foundling Hospital's history, or drop in to one of our artist-led workshops.
If you’re looking for things to do in London with children, we run regular family artist-led workshops on weekends, as well as additional workshops during school holidays. These fun sessions enable children to learn about the Museum and its exhibitions, whilst making something special to take home. FREE for children and up to two accompanying adults, unless otherwise stated. Discover our forthcoming events
Trails & activities
Hetty Feather trail
A new trail takes Hetty Feather fans around the Museum, exploring the Collection and Hetty's life at the Founding Hospital through a range of art-based activities. Available from the Museum Shop.
Our Art Trolley is packed with creative activities for adults and children to do together as they explore the Museum. FREE throughout the Museum during half-term.
Dress up as foundling boy or girl using the historical costumes on our dressing-up rail. FREE in the Picture Gallery.
Build a model of the Foundling Hospital, personalise a bed for a foundling or design a new Foundling Hospital building. FREE in the Introductory Gallery.