With a colourful history spanning over 275 years and a range of unique things to see and do, the Foundling Museum is one of the most interesting places to visit in London. See below for information about walking and cycling to the Museum, plus new opening hours.
£10.50* / £9.50
£8.25* / £7.50
Book in advance via Art Tickets (please note Amex is not accepted by Art Fund tickets). Please note, that if government rules around our re-opening change, all tickets are refundable.
Read our safety procedures before arranging your visit
The Museum is a registered charity and all income from admissions supports our work. As an independent museum we do not receive any regular core funding from the government.
40 Brunswick Square
London WC1N 1AZ
+44 (0)20 7841 3600
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
We are currently open Wednesday – Sunday each week, and are closed Monday & Tuesday.
Early closures on:
18 September – 16:00 closure
10 October – 15:00 closure
23 October – 16:30 closure
13 November – 16:00 closure
We are committed to making our facilities accessible to all visitors. Visitors with disabilities are entitled to the concessionary rate. Carers of those with disabilities are admitted free of charge.
The Museum’s ramped access is currently closed as it is undergoing essential maintenance. An alternative entrance for step-free access is available, please call 020 7841 3600 on arrival and our reception team will assist you. We apologies for the inconvenience caused.
We have a lift to all floors (width 80cm, height 200cm, length 140cm), accessible toilets and a cloakroom. A wheelchair, facilities for guide dogs, large print interpretation texts and magnifying glasses are also available on request.
Visitors with a Blue Badge for disabled parking may park outside the Museum on the single yellow line for up to 3 hours, or in the residents’ bays opposite the entrance. Blue Badges must be displayed at all times.
We are partnered with Travel Hands: Opening Up London for Visually Impaired People (VIP), who help VIP and volunteers share journeys together. The VIP will be entitled to a £7.50 concession ticket, plus a free admission for guide or friend.
Should you have further access requirements please contact us in advance on +44 (0)20 7841 3600 or make an enquiry online.
Download a floorplan.
The nearest buses are the 7, 59, 68, 91, 98, 168 and 188 from Russell Square Station.
Cycle docking stations for Santander Cycle Hire are located at Brunswick Square and Russell Square Station. For visitors wishing to travel by car there is an NCP carpark at The Brunswick Shopping Centre. Please contact them directly for more information.
If you’re considering walking or cycling across London take a look at the Clean Air Route Finder to find a low pollution option.
The Museum is approximately 30 minutes’ walk from Charing Cross, 45 minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street Station, 40 minutes’ from Waterloo Station, and around an hour from both Victoria and Paddington Stations.
Baby changing facilities, disabled and gender neutral toilets are available. Unfortunately our cloakroom is currently closed.
Our Shop offers a wide range of gifts for adults and children alike. Visit during Museum opening hours to discover our unique products.
No commercial or flash photography. All photography must be for personal use only.
Un guide complet du musée en français est disponible à la réception.
Please note, the Foundling Museum does not have a café on the premises. However, we have deals with two local establishments where a discount can be used on food and drink purchases.
The Foundling Museum has teamed up with restaurant Leon to offer Museum visitors a 15% discount at their Brunswick Centre branch. Additionally, if you’re looking for breakfast, enjoy a muffin, porridge, or egg pot with a coffee for only £4.25 with our exclusive deal, and bringing your own coffee cup means the price falls to just £3.95.
Visit one of Bloomsbury’s finest pubs, The Lamb, after your trip to the Foundling Museum and get a fantastic 10% off all food and drink. The Lamb has close connections to the Foundling Hospital and in the days when the Hospital stood on the site of Coram’s Fields, The Lamb would have been right outside it.