Explore The Collection | The Foundling Museum, London
Explore the Collection at the Foundling Museum, London and discover the moving story of the Foundling Hospital. Described by The Daily Telegraph as 'one of London's most atmospheric cultural attractions'. Visit us today to learn more
A home for London's abandoned children
An exhibition in London tells the stories of the last children brought up in the care of the Foundling Hospital. We take a look at the history of England's oldest children's charity.
Children's playground | Science Museum Group Collection
A photograph of children playing at the Foundling Site Playing Fields, London, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 27 July, 1936.
Coram and the Foundling Hospital | Coram
Coram is the UK's first dedicated children's charity with a fascinating heritage that spans 275 years. Learn more about our history in this page
The Foundling Hospital: A Child's View
A mother leaving her baby at the Foundling Hospital, Paris. Original canvas can be seen at the Foundling Museum, London. My previous two posts looked at the Foundling Hospital, London, and how it looks today, and also an exhibition of tokens on display at what is now the Foundling Museum. But if, as a Georgian child, you were taken in by the hospital, what sort of upbringing could you expect? Once admitted each child was given a new name. At first the hospital's governors lent their own…