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The Foundling Museum - £M-E


One of London’s hidden gems, the museum tells the fascinating story of England’s first childcare charity established in 1739 and is located on the site of the original Foundling Hospital. The display is a poignant reminder of the 27, 000 children who passed through the hospital until it closed in 1950s and provides guests with an insight into a remarkable part of England’s history. An ideal location for receptions and dinners; the building retains many features from the original hospital and houses England’s first public art collection which was forerunner to the Royal Academy. The magnificent Court Room was designed by William Hogarth as the showcase for British Art in the 1740s and can be used for dinners today. The first successful performance of Handel’s Messiah was held in the chapel of the Foundling Hospital and the Gerald Coke Handel Collection now displays the largest private collection of Handel memorabilia including his will and a fair copy of Messiah.

Room Capacities

Room name Standing Seated D'Dance Theatre
Max 200 100 - 100
Picture Gallery option 1 170 90 - 100
Picture Gallery option 2 150 80 - 90
Picture Gallery option 3 130 70 - 80
Picture Gallery option 4 110 60 - 70
Picture Gallery option 5 100 50 - 60
Picture Gallery option 6 90 40 - 50
Court Room option 1 - 30 - 50
Court Room option 2 - 20 - 40
Court Room option 3 - 10 - 30

Venue Map

40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ

Contact Info

020 7841 3616
020 7841 3601


Finishing time: 11pm
Alcohol: no red wine unless seated
Music: music must be appropriate to the venue
Dancing: no dancing
Wedding license: Yes
Outside area: Yes
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