The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, an orphanage for abandoned children founded in the eighteenth century which continues today as the children's charity Coram. The Collection includes significant paintings, sculpture, prints, furniture and manuscripts. Sizeable art donations by British artists and the involvement of Handel as a patron made this child care organization an early center of art and music. The Gerald Coke Handel Collection relates to the life and work of the composer and includes manuscripts, printed books and music, ephemera, coins, medals and art works from the 18th - 20th century.
40 Brunswick Sq, WC1N 1AZ
Nearest Transit: Russell Square (Lines: Piccadilly)
+44 20 7841 36
Foundling Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map
Big Ben(2.7 km)
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British Museum(0.7 km)
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Trafalgar Square(1.9 km)
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British Library(0.5 km)
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St Paul's Cathedral(2 km)
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Tate Modern(2.5 km)
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London Eye(2.4 km)
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