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Foundling Hospital – 13th November 2019

Foundling Hospital, Brunswick Sq. 2.30pm on Wednesday 13 November.

We have arranged a double headed visit to the Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square, five minutes walk from Russell Sq. underground. The Museum derives from the Foundling Hospital, founded in 1739, which cared for babies at risk of abandonment.

Foundling Hospital Court Room interior

The Museum founded by Thomas Coram has a great history and a most interesting collection  including paintings by its early supporters including Hogarth, Gainsborough and Reynolds. We  shall learn about the development of social attitudes to women since its founding. Alongside  this, we shall see the special music exhibition based on Handel’s legacy to the Museum includ-ing the original of The Messiah. 

The plan is to be in two groups with the Museum’s head guide for the art and artefacts while  others start with the music exhibition. With luck we shall gain an insight into both historic and  current links to our College.

The Museum closes at 5.00pm so that we can move to The Lamb in Lamb’s Conduit St. and then on to dinner at CiaoBella a couple of doors away at 6.15pm.

Sunday at the Foundling Hospital (c1872)

The cost for the Museum is £25 per person, ( or £15 for Art Fund members). 

The Museum has a Coram Cafe next door for those wishing to eat beforehand.  

For further details, and to book places, you can download the Booking Form by clicking here