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Foundling museum

The Foundling Museum tells the poignant story of The Foundling Hospital, London’s first home for abandoned children set up in 1739 by Thomas Coram.

In a leafy square at the heart of historic Bloomsbury, the Foundling Museum celebrates the history of Thomas Coram’s Foundling Hospital (est. 1739) and the Hospital’s relationship with the artistic visionaries that championed Coram’s cause. Works by Hogarth, Gainsborough and Reynolds adorn the original rococo interiors, while a fascinating collection of artefacts relating to Handel add a musical element to this unique Bloomsbury venue. The Foundling Museum, available for exclusive hire, is arranged over four floors. Guests can wonder freely, soak up the history, or take a guided tour with a Museum expert.

The Foundling Museum Bloomsbury provides a flexible central London venue for events and can accommodate breakfasts and receptions for up to 200 guests, and dinners for up to 100. Larger dinners can be held in the impressive and capacious Picture Gallery, while smaller events may have a focus within the intimate, yet no less spectacular Court Room.

Picture Gallery –  The magnificent Gallery at The Foundling Museum accommodates many of the portraits which established the Foundling Hospital’s original 1740s collection of art. Paintings within this space include Hogarth’s poignant portrait of the Hospital’s founder. As well as providing a spectacular setting for up to 100 dinner guests, the Gallery also provides an atmospheric location for concerts, lectures and receptions.

Court Room –  Designed by William Hogarth in the 1740s to accommodate the Foundling Hospital’s art collection, this stunning room, complete with breathtaking rococo décor, hosts exclusive dinners for up to 40 guests.

To ensure the success of each event and in order to provide an unparalleled bespoke service, the Museum works closely with an accredited list of suppliers. Events that can be hosted at the Foundling Museum include: Corporate Hospitality; Weddings; Charity Events; Christmas Parties; Film Locations; Dinners; Receptions; Launch Events; Conferences; and more!

Foundling museum

40 Brunswick Square
London
W1CN 1AZ
Tel:
020 7841 3616

Events & Capacities

Reception20 - 250
Lunch 20 - 100
Dinner 20 - 100
Dinner dance 20 - 100
Meeting/conference 1 - 65
Exhibition space (m2)
0
Marquee capacity60 - 100
Outside space 0 - 0
Wedding licenceYes
Wedding receptionYes
Accessible accessYes

Delegate Packages at The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum’s Creative Studio is the ideal space to host your meeting, away day, seminar or training. The purpose-built space is contemporary and practical with in-house AV and meeting equipment. Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury, we are only a 10 minute walk from King’s Cross St Pancras and Euston stations.

We are now offering breakfast, half day and full day delegate rates with prices starting from £12pp for a breakfast meeting and from £38pp for a full day rate. Get in touch with our events team to find out more - events@foundlingmuseum.org.uk