The Museum is part of #ThanksToYou

The Museum is part of #ThanksToYou

The Foundling Museum is taking part in the National Lottery’s #ThanksToYou campaign and is offering free entry to National Lottery players, 23 November – 1 December 2019 (except Monday 24 November when we’re closed). See the Visit page for directions and opening times.

Thanks to National Lottery players, over the past 25 years £40 billion has gone towards funding good cause projects – that’s over £30 million each week.

The Museum is one of hundreds of National Lottery funded venues and visitor attractions across the UK saying #ThanksToYou to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.

Use any National Lottery ticket – old or new – to get free entry here and other lottery funded projects across the UK. Visit to find the full list.

The Museum has received a number of grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund. In 2008 a grant from HLF enabled the Museum to run an oral history project, Foundling Voices. The project recorded interviews with 74 people who grew up in the care of the Hospital in the first half of the twentieth century, as well as one teacher, children and partners of Foundling pupils and townspeople from Berkhamsted who could remember the school. In 2016 the Heritage Lottery Fund also supported a major research project that examined the Foundling Hospital’s historic links with the military, which resulted in an exhibition Foundlings at War.

This promotion is part of The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday celebrations, running for a five-week period (from 14 October until 6 December). There are some incredible activities planned across the UK to celebrate the good causes that have been made possible thanks to National Lottery players over the last 25 years. For more information visit

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