Legacy gifts are a lasting way to celebrate your passion for art, music, and social history, and to help to ensure that we can continue to tell our remarkable story in new and relevant ways, for generations to come.

The Foundling Museum builds upon the legacy, celebrates the vision and continues the work of William Hogarth and George Frideric Handel who were instrumental in helping Thomas Coram establish the Foundling Hospital. Continuing a now centuries-long vision, today the Museum’s award-winning learning programme places special importance on Early Years education, children on acute hospital wards, looked-after children and young care-leavers.

As a registered charity, the Museum relies heavily on the support of individuals and legacy gifts of all sizes are enormously appreciated and celebrated. There are several ways in which you can support the Museum in the form of a legacy:

  • A pecuniary legacy is where a specific sum of money is left in your will
  • A residuary legacy is the remains of the estate, after the payment of charges, debts, and other bequests have been made
  • A specific legacy is a gift of a specific possession. This may be in the form of property, valuables, works of art, copyrights, patents, intellectual property rights, stocks and shares, or even share options
  • A reversionary legacy provides for your family or friends first during their lifetime, but then reverts to the Museum

If you’re considering remembering the Foundling Museum through a gift in your will, or a donation, we would be happy to talk to you about how your contribution could benefit our work.

By leaving a legacy to the Museum, you will be joining hands with our creative founders and helping us to continue supporting children and young people experiencing disadvantage.