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A bibliography is available, guiding readers to materials relating to the Foundling Hospital, its supporters and the eighteenth century. Download the document here.

The Foundling Hospital Research Forum is open to all those studying the Foundling Hospital Collection and archives in depth, with an aim to facilitate the sharing of knowledge. Members are academics, independent researchers, authors and historians and include staff from Coram, the Foundling Museum and London Metropolitan Archives. The group meets twice annually. If you are interested in finding out more or joining the group email exhibitions@foundlingmuseum.org.uk.

Information is available to assist people researching former pupils of the Foundling Hospital. Please see this document for further details. Records more than 110 years old can be found at the London Metropolitan Archives. For enquiries about children admitted less than 110 years ago, please contact Coram.

The Museum runs symposiums and study days from time to time exploring aspects of the Collections and our exhibitions in more depth. Check our events for more information or sign up for our newsletter.

The Gerald Coke Handel Collection staff organise an annual study day on music in 18th-century Britain, and publish an annual Handbook for Studies in 18th-century English Music, and other occasional publications. As well as their online catalogue, other useful sites for Handel research are:


The Museum welcomes requests to borrow items from the Collections from both UK institutions and those overseas. Read our loan request procedure.