Medical Care in the London Foundling Hospital, 1741-1800Online 18 May 2022
Hear from Dr Claire Phillips about the medical care at the Foundling Hospital and how it paved the way for paediatric care.
Love~in~Knots8 Dec 2021 – 17 Jan 2022
Discover works created in response to the Foundling Museum’s collection of fabric tokens
Friends with Benefits: Musical Networking in Georgian London22 Oct 2021 – 1 May 2022
Discover the close-knit world of the Georgian music industry, where not what you knew, but who you knew, was of greatest importance.
Fighting Talk: One Boy’s Journey from Abandonment to Trafalgar15 Oct 2021 – 27 Feb 2022
Discover eighteenth-century foundling and sailor George King, whose first-hand account of the Battle of Trafalgar we are sharing for the first time.
Ship’s Tack15 Oct 2021 – 27 Feb 2022
In Ship’s Tack, Ingrid Pollard brings together fragile ceramic sculptures and prints of paper boats, with new textile works.
Stigma27 Sep 2021 – 28 Feb 2022
Visit the Introductory Gallery to discover a display that looks at the stigmas young people who have experienced the care system have felt.
What do you think about when you think about nothing?14 Jul – 26 Sep 2021
This was a programme of live and digital events curated by children’s author and illustrator, Lauren Child CBE.
Quentin Blake: Gifted25 Jun – 26 Sep 2021
This exhibition showed works from Quentin Blake in two emotive series, Children and Dogs, and Children, Birds & Dogs.
Forgotten Foundlings: Uncovering the life of Thomas Trowbridge31 Oct 2020 – 31 Aug 2021
The second in our series I'm Sent To Find, If Fortune's Kind, this display explored the life of one of the few foundlings of colour.
The Covid Letters: A Vital Update24 Oct 2020 – 13 Jun 2021
Jonny Banger, designer and owner of subversive fashion label Sports Banger, showed the work he gathered from the nation’s children during lockdown.
Honest Dick Leveridge: Performer, Composer & Coffee Shop Owner26 Sep 2020 – 31 Aug 2021
Discover the life and work of Richard Leveridge, a leading singer on the 18th-century London stage.