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The Foundling Museum, London

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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  • We were because the London Pass gave access and was close to our hotel. The truth is that we were pleasantly surprised with the explanation about the origin and function of the Foundling, as well as the exhibition of tokens of the children who were under custody of the institution. It is a sad place to think about the number of children that were left there, and at the same time of hope because so many children had an opportunity to leave and form their own families.
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  • We had been looking forward to this visit having eaten in the excellent cafe previously. We were not disappointed it is a good size (not too overwhelming) and the different rooms are all of high quali...  read more »
  • I spent the afternoon here with a friend and my 10 year old daughter. I was pleased to find that children are free, and I used my National Trust Membership card to get half price entry. I also paid a ...  read more »
  • This museum is a valuable source of the social history of 18century London.The tragic fate of the small children of poverty stricken or socially outcast women is well documented and illustrated as is the part that Coram played in trying to alleviate the position. A lovely house contains the exhibition. Our visit made difficult by 2 large slow moving groups on organized tours, in the end we had to miss one room .It was irritating to find the cafe closed over lunch time to accommodate a private party No mention was made of this on the website,I did try to book but there was no response. An interesting museum but amateurish visitor management.
  • Very informative museum, interesting exhibitions and lovely room upstairs for listening to classical music.
  • Fascinating inside in the untold and often sad stories of desperate parents who left their children behind in the hope to be reunited one day. The tokens are beautiful and sad at the same time . Handles room was a sacred, unexpected place.
  • A really fascinating and thought provoking place. It was really interesting to see the 'tokens' that the mothers left with the child, so that if the mother was ever in a position to ask for the child back, they could identify the child.
  • Usually quite quiet unlike a lot of the London museums. Anyone interested in the history of childcare and Britain social history should find this fascinating.
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