Becoming a Friend of the Foundling Museum offers many benefits, including free entry and exclusive discounts. Join today or purchase the perfect gift for someone special.

Your gift will help every aspect of the work we do here, from our exhibitions to the conservation of our hugely important works of art, our activities with children and families, and even paying for the electricity to light the rooms. Plus, if you visit each of our exhibitions and buy a souvenir, you have already made a saving!

The Foundling Museum is uniquely placed to tell the story of how modern London got itself invented. It sits at the crossroads of seafaring commerce, music, art and social policy...A place to think about the future
Richard Wentworth CBE, 2008 Foundling Fellow

Friends benefits

As an Friend, you'll enjoy 12 months of benefits while helping us continue to tell the Hospital's stories, and supporting our core work with vulnerable and marginalised young people. Benefits include: 

  • Free unlimited entry to the Museum and our exhibitions
  • 10% discount in the Museum Shop*
  • Discounts on events
  • Private exhibition viewings
  • Exclusive visits to other museums, galleries & heritage sites (previous tours have included Charterhouse, Tate & the Barbican)
  • Monthly e-newsletters**
* With the exception of some special offers
** These will keep you informed about the Museum's activities and benefits of the membership scheme. You can opt out at any time by contacting us by telephone, email, post or in-person at the Museum


Want to introduce others to the Museum? Purchase Friend Plus and bring a guest with you for free. 

Save £5 by signing up for regular annual payments. 

Friend    £35 annual payment | £40 single payment

Friend Plus    £55 annual payment | £60 single payment

Student Friend*    £10 annual payment | £15 single payment

* Student membership can only be purchased in-person at the Museum on presentation of valid student ID


Join today by clicking on the link below, and choose either the 'yearly' or 'one-off' option at the checkout:

Become a Friend
If you would like more information on becoming a Foundling Friend, or to discuss paying by cash or cheque, please contact our Development team on +44 (0)20 7841 3594 or email