The Museum is designed with young visitors in mind. It's free to enter for under 21s. We place a special importance on early years, children on hospital wards, looked after children and care-experienced young people.

Children 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. Art activities for families to enjoy together are available every day at the Museum, making this a fun place to visit, at any time of year.

Online art activities

Test out your creative skills at home with our range of art activities, designed especially for families to do together. From printmaking to games, there is lots to discover. Videos guide you through the steps, whilst each activity only needs a few materials. Get creative, let your imagination run wild and most importantly, have fun! You can find the full range of activities here.

Family workshops

If you’re looking for things to do in London with children, we run regular family artist-led workshops during school holidays. Learn about the Museum and our exhibitions, whilst making something special to take home. FREE for children and up to two accompanying adults. Check our What’s On pages to see what’s coming up. Make sure you hear about our future family events, including the Museum’s Hetty Feather Day, by signing up for our family e-newsletters.

School and university visits

The Museum runs an imaginative and stimulating learning programme, bringing our history to life for visitors of all ages. Find out here what we have available for both school and university visits.