Foundling Museum

Foundling Museum
Hospital story

The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain's first home for abandoned children, which was located on land now occupied by Coram’s Field. The building was built in 1935–1937 and incorporates architectural features as well as original Rococo interiors from the first Foundling Hospital, built in 1741 but demolished in 1926. The current building served as the London headquarters after the child care operation was moved out to the countryside in that year. After a major building refurbishment it opened to the public as a state-of-the-art museum in June 2004. It examines the work of the Foundling Hospital's founder Thomas Coram, as well as the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel, both of whom were major benefactors of the institution. Wikipedia/CTGuides