MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Foundling Museum

 

This is a real “off the beaten track” museum that can’t fail to move you because this museum remembers the story of London’s abandoned children (foundlings) and the story of Thomas Coram who wanted to give them hope.  Coram’s plight to find money and interest in the foundling cause brought about the founding of the first public art gallery in London. This makes the Museum a fascinating place to learn about social history in London through works of art. As a huge supporter of the organisation, George Frederic Handel put on performances in aid of the Foundling Hospital and his story is also remembered inside this fascinating museum.

“In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea.”

John Osborn