About this event

  • Date and time Fri 24 Jun 2022 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location Foundling Museum
  • Organised by Senior Fellows Forum

The Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury is on the site of the first orphanage and first public art gallery in Britain and contains several rooms, a grand staircase, furniture and art from the original building. There are also heart touching mementoes of the children and those left by their parents. 

Opened in 1739, it was the result of nearly two decades of campaigning by Captain Thomas Coram and support from leading 18th-century figures such as William Hogarth and George Frideric Handel. Join us on a private guided tour of the museum and an opportunity to view its latest exhibition, Superheroes, Orphans and Origins, which features how often these heroes were orphans, such as Superman and Spiderman.

The museum is small with most of the exhibits on two floors and a third floor featuring the work of Handel. 

There is a ramp-up to the entrance, lift and disabled WC facility. We would meet at Russell Square tube, a short walk away. The tour will last for approximately one hour and you can further explore the museum afterwards. Only 20 places are available!



Foundling Museum

Registration for this event will close on 17 June 2022 at 11:59pm

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