Tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, founded 1739, London's first home for abandoned children and of three major figures in British history: its campaigning founder the philanthropist Thomas Coram, the artist Hogarth and the composer Handel, both major benefactors.
Displays including pictures donated by Hogarth, Gainsborough, Knellar, also Handel's own copy of the "Messiah", are part of a remarkable collection of art, complete interiors saved from the hospital and its social history. Housed in a restored building adjacent to the original site of the Hospital, demolished in 1928.
Handel House Museum
Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm
Telephone: 020 7841 3600
Address: 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ
Website: Foundling Museum
Russell Square Station
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