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The Foundling Museum, London

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  • Just a five minute walk from London St Pancras, this is a really interesting place to spend an hour or so. Not huge and not the original building but it is well worth a visit. Excellent displays expla...  more »
  • Interesting but wish there was more about the foundling children and there lives. There is a video with people relating there stories which is very interesting but wish they would put that in an area ...  more »
  • If you have poor eyesight then forget a visit. Everywhere is gloomy and labels are in small print. Most of the exhibits are paper based with few large artifacts.  more »
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  • If you are a fan of hetty feather,must visit here.from reception go directly to the changing area where kids can put on the dresses of that time and then start exploring the museum. My kids really enjoyed the experience. We parked the car nearby and walked for around 8-10 minutes to reach museum but to our surprise there were some free parking spaces right in front of museum.
  • Disappointed. Was expecting more of what life was like.for these poor unfortunate children. Seems to have more articles in canvas of the people who helped than what was once an orphanage. Could have been more displays where we're the children so dormitory kitchens just a money making scheme that gives in 1 room the history of how it began. Could be displayed a lot better with some relief stages .didn't really tell you were the money actually went from today's funding . Certainly wouldn't recommend you can read majority on Google.
  • A lot going on under one roof. Social history, classical music, contemporary art. But no obvious connection to it all and maybe just doing one theme thoroughly would be more satisfying
  • Documented and moving stories of the children abandoned in previous centuries and a unique collection of C17th, C18th and C19th textile samples left to identify the children with a view to future reunification of mother and child.
  • Followed the trail of a character in one of my daughter's Jacqueline Wilson books, "Clover Moon', Was a fascinating beginning for child welfare in Great Britain, The depth and volume of Art, History in this building is and held by this organisation is nothing less than awe inspiring . The strength of artists and artisans working together for As it's best example.
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