London's Hidden Gem: The Foundling Museum

If you’re looking for a true hidden London gem, look no further. The Foundling Museum traces the history of philanthropist Thomas Coram, who returned to England from America in 1739 and was shocked to discover destitute children living on the streets of London. He set about founding the country’s first children’s charity, The Foundling Hospital, drawing on the generosity of the city’s visionary artists and composers, including Hogarth and Handel, to bring his project to life. Today, his incredible story can be seen through a series of collections and audio tapes on display at The Foundling Museum, showcasing what life was like for the abandoned and unwanted children who lived there. Here’s all you need to know for your visit.

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