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)
Read our new 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 funding from the government.
40 Brunswick Square
London WC1N 1AZ
+44 (0)20 7841 3600
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
Due to the nature of the current situation opening times may be subject to change at short notice. We will contact ticket holders by email and/or telephone as far in advance as possible.
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 (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.
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.
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.
A cloakroom, baby changing facilities, disabled and gender neutral toilets are available.
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.