Foundling Museum (London) Reviews
Newest Review: ... for the Foundling Hospital and also performed his key work including the Messiah. The Hospital became a popular place for wealthy patrons to view the art, listen to the music and also see the Foundlings. Due to this the Foundling Hospital was Britain's first public art gallery. The original building was knocked down in the 1920s (the columns of the children's exercise corridor are the only part to remain) when the foundlings were moved to accommodation in Surrey and Hertfordshire until 1953 when the society changed its methods of supporting children. The present building was built in the 1930s as the Headquarters to the Coram Trust and... more
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by - written on 26/08/06, updated on 24/10/06 (Very useful, 1390 readings)
In London it is all too easy to tread a familiar path and go to the same old sites. It's a shame because London is chock a block of little hidden gems if you take the time to find them. Literally round the corner from the British Museum there is another museum, which in its own way is just as fascinating and just as important as its larger, better known, neighbour. This lovely museum is the Foundling Museum. This museum is an important part of London's social history and artistic heritage. It was set up to commemorate London's first orphanage the Foundling Hospital, which doubled up in its usage as London's first public art gallery. The museum tells the story of the ... Read the complete review
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