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The Foundling Museum

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The Foundling Museum

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40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ England
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Russell SquareUnderground4 min
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DinFrance wrote a review Oct 2020
Stroud, United Kingdom424 contributions207 helpful votes
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 illuminating. An interesting time, as well, in the growth of London. The museum 'drifts' (quite cleverly) from the history around the Foundling Hospital to Handel (as he was one of the original benefactors). Definitely well worth a visit - and in a nice quiet part of town. I did rather enjoy the armchairs with the built in speakers where you could listen to some of Handel's work. Most soothing! Everything exceedingly well laid out and presented.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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robair747 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom44 contributions25 helpful votes
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 the foundling hospital. There were post it notes stuck on some of the displays and screwdrivers left on the floor so think they should do a check before opening to make sure it is ready for the public each day as there was no sign of anyone doing any maintenance or improvements during my visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Amy C wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom214 contributions111 helpful votes
Quite sad a lot of its exhibits especially the mother 1 and its educational and has a nice shop to browse in
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Date of experience: October 2019
hilary d wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom345 contributions194 helpful votes
with the art pass,I get in for free,went twice before lockdown(last place I visited before lockdown),brilliant museum,different exhibitions,lovely paintings,section on handel,must book another visit soon!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Piers B wrote a review Sep 2020
Northwood, United Kingdom38 contributions3 helpful votes
Pleasantly entertained by the Museum with plenty of British culture and historic references. Social distancing and sanitising well adhered to.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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