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The Foundling Museum, London

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  • Excellent small museum with just enough exhibits to digest. And brilliant films of actual experiences.  more »
  • I had heard good things about this museum, particularly about the workshops for children. We visited during half-term, as we saw a great session for kids, so I suspect it was busier than usual, but...  more »
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  • 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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