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The Foundling Museum, London

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  • A very enjoyable and pleasant visit. Did not know quite what to expect but it was genuinely interesting. It was a subject/topic that I had not really considered and, therefore, it was really...  more »
  • I found the exhibition about the foundling hospital very interesting but it is in effect one room, I think they could have expanded this and made more of it. The rest is an art gallery with links to....  more »
  • We had a lovely time at the Foundling Museum. The ground floor tells of the lives of Foundlings and there is a Hetty Feather trail that our 10 year old enjoyed. Heartwarming and heartbreaking display of tokens too. Artefacts, paintings and dressing up on the first floor. Here we met a really lovely man called Robin who worked there who gave us lots of information and made our visit really special. He was extra kind and chatty with our daughter and answered all her questions. Third floor was a room dedicated to Handel with big armchairs where you could play a choice of his music. The basement is a special exhibition space that changes. All in all it was great for an hour and a half and we all enjoyed it.
  • A hidden gem that everyone should be going too. I feel like this museum could have been twice as large since there was so much to learn about the history of the foundation. The foundling tokens alone could be there own museum. I left feeling like there was so much more I could have learned. I regard not buying one of the book in the gift shop.

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