Foundling Museum Tours
Open since 2004, the Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital: an 18th-century children’s home—the first such institution in Britain—established by philanthropist Thomas Coram. In addition to hospital-related artifacts, the museum also showcases works by artists the likes of Hogarth and Gainsborough.
Address: 40 Brunswick Square, London, United Kingdom WC1N 1AZ, England
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Foundling Museum
Discover London’s top sights for one low price with the London Pass®. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 10-day sightseeing credits package, and enjoy access to your London Pass straight from your mobile. Simply show it at the gate or ticket office to gain entrance to more than 80 attractions including Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and the "View from the Shard." You also benefit from skip-the-line access at some of the city's top attractions like the London Zoo. Your pass also includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a Thames River cruise, a free guidebook packed with useful information, and valuable shopping and dining discounts. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
Enjoy the freedom to explore Bloomsbury at your own pace and stop and start whenever you like with this app-based tour. Your private party of friends and family will follow along with the tour, which outlines the history of healthcare in Bloomsbury, based around the Foundling Hospital, a fantastic example of period architecture. The narration is by Nick Black, a leading healthcare expert; those interested in the history and health of the nation will love this tour.
London’s long history features some of the most important people, moments and discoveries in medicine. Once known to be a dirty, unsanitary city, discover London’s role in the transformation of medical trades into the modern professions we all recognize today. See the places where old-time Londoners sought various, today-questionable treatments for their maladies, and learn about some of the most-celebrated people in medicine.
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What's the best way to experience Foundling Museum?
The best ways to experience Foundling Museum are:
- London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions
- Bloomsbury's Contribution to Health Care History Walking Audio Tour by Voice Map
- Medical London:Sick City, Alcohol, Anti-masturbation devices
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