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"This is a direct lift from the museums website and…"
This is a direct lift from the museums website and tells you exactly what its all about "The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, London's first home for abandoned children and of three major figures in British history: its campaigning founder the philanthropist Thomas Coram, the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel."
The museum is small but punches well above its weight. From art to artifacts from the original orphanage it tells you how societies less fortunate children have been viewed and more importantly treated for the last 200 years. The activity packs for kids are great and gets them to explore the museum in creative ways e.g. dressing up/searching for exhibits etc.
Kids always go free but if you go on the Family Day - once a month - check website for details the whole family goes free. You can explore the collection on your own or go and join some of the many activities they run.
Food wise you are spoilt for choice. If money is no object head to the Brunswich centre next door -for chi chi child friendly restaurants. Alternately take a picnic and head for Corams Field, which has to be Londons best playground. From the littlies to the teens they have it covered. Paddling, petting farm, adventure playground, sand etc, etc. Its free, its great. Go.Read moreLess