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. Make the most of your visit by hiring a guide, picking up a unique artist-designed souvenir in our Shop, or attending one of our many events from free lunchtime concerts to curator-led tours.
£11 with donation* | £10 without donation
£8.25 with donation* | £7.50 without donation
FREE for children, Foundling Friends & National Art Pass holders
The Museum is a registered charity and all income from admissions supports our work.
40 Brunswick Square
London WC1N 1AZ
+44 (0)20 7841 3600
Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday 10:00 – 17:00
Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
The Gerald Coke Handel Collection reading room is open Wednesday – Friday for research by appointment. For all enquiries call +44 (0)20 7841 3606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Picture Gallery will be closed from 21 August – 20 September as we prepare for the opening of our next exhibition Ladies of Quality & Distinction. A small selection of key works, including William Hogarth’s portrait of Thomas Coram, will be on display on the first floor.
Christmas and New Year closures: The Museum will be closed 25, 26 December 2018 and 1 January 2019
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.
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 has ramped access, a lift to all floors, 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.
Should you have further access requirements please contact us in advance on +44 (0)20 7841 3600 or make an enquiry online.
Detailed directions for visually impaired visitors.
Download a floorplan.
We are less than 5 minutes’ walk from Russell Square underground station. Alternatively, King’s Cross St Pancras and Euston stations are approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the Museum.
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.