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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.

Clore Creative Studio - The ideal space to host your meetings, team away days, seminars, training events, and more. Purpose built contemporary space, designed by award-winning architecture practice Jestico & Whiles.Supplied with in-house AV equipment, plus free Wi-fi internet access.

Study Studio - A bright and inspirational space adorned with a mural by award-winning poet Lemn Sissay. Supplied with in-house AV equipment, plus free Wi-fi internet access.

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
020 7841 3616

Events & Capacities

Reception1 - 250
Lunch 1 - 100
Dinner 1 - 100
Dinner Dance 1 - 100
Meeting / Conference 1 - 100
Outside Space 0 - 0
Exhibition Space (m2)
Marquee Capacity0 - 0
Wedding Licence 0 - 100
Wedding Reception 0 - 250
Accessible AccessYes

Delegate Packages at The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum’s Creative Studio and Study Studio are the ideal spaces to host your meeting, away day, seminar or training. The Clore Creative Studio is a purpose-built space, including in-house AV and meeting equipment as well as complementary Wi-Fi.

Our Study Studio is a bright and inspirational space, adorned with a mural by Lemn Sissay. Included are in-house AV and meeting equipment as well as complementary Wi-Fi.

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 £15pp for a breakfast meeting and from £42pp for a full day rate. Get in touch with our events team to find out more -