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Foundling Museum and Zafferano Catering


London's newest Museum, the Foundling Museum tells the moving story of the Foundling Hospital, London's first home for abandoned children. Situated in Brunswick Square, WC1, the museum is a striking mix of rococo and contemporary spaces. Intimate dinners can be held in the Court Room and larger dinners and receptions in the Picture Gallery.


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 Friederich Handel – all Governors of the hospital. This remarkable collection of art and social history is now housed in a magnificently restored and refurbished building adjacent to the original site of the Hospital, demolished in 1926.

Museum Highlights

The museum's highlights include works by Gainsborough and Hogarth, Handel's will, as well as an original manuscript of 'The Messiah'. There are also contemporary exhibition areas portraying the lives of the foundlings, how they lived and the many poignant objects relating to their lives.


The Court Room is one of London's finest surviving Rococo interiors and is perfect for an intimate dinner for 30 guests. The Picture Gallery can hold up to 200 guests for a reception and 100 for a formal dinner. It is also the ideal setting for concerts and recitals.

Please note that the museum is only available for private hire from 6.30pm-11pm, Monday to Saturday





Disabled Access

No Smoking

Outside Area

Outside Caterers

Riverside Location / Views


Screening Room(s)


Contact Details

Foundling Museum and Zafferano Catering
Foundling Musuem
40 Brunswick Square