What to expect when you visit the Foundling Museum


Amongst the many museums and historical institutions of London, there are some that often get overlooked by tourists. The Foundling Museum is one of the many underrated museums that offers visitors an insight into the city’s rich history.

There is plenty of culture and history to discover during your stay at the M By Montcalm Shoreditch and our luxury London City suites hotel will put you right down the road from the wonderful Foundling Museum. The institute tells the story of the UK’s first children’s charity and here are some of the amazing things you can see there.

Art collection

As well as dedicating itself to the promotion of the Foundling Hospital and all the amazing work it has done for the children of London over the years, this amazing museum also showcases a series of artistic works and antiques that tell the story of the hospital’s history and give a better insight into the creativity of local artists. From a collection of colourful inscribed whoopee cushions to rare classical paintings, there are plenty of hidden treasures to discover in the Introductory Gallery. Be sure to bring your camera along to the M By Montcalm Shoreditch and snap some pictures.


The aim of the Foundling Museum is to unite the community and promote togetherness. The organisers of the museum stage regular music events to provide entertainment to visitors and bring people together. With a selection of local performers and the occasional famous face, the shows at the Foundling Museum are always entertaining. This is a great opportunity to spend the day with your kids singing along and having fun. From folk guitar music to classical violin, the shows feature some of the best up and coming performers from around the country so don’t miss out this month.


As well as entertainment, visitors to the Foundling Museum can find knowledge and wisdom as they learn about a wide range of different topics from a selection of professionals, celebrities and community leaders. With an annual calendar that is always changing and being updated, there are always plenty of insightful and inspiring talks and lectures to catch at the Foundling Museum. Learn about the history of the Foundling Hospital from leading historians or hear from leading creatives in the world of art and design. There is always something interesting to learn and amazing to discover.

Family events

There is a rich history of family values, care and compassion that run through the heart of the Foundling Museum and if you’re travelling to London with the kids, you won’t want to miss out on a chance to take part in one of the fun and insightful events that take place throughout the year. Help your little ones learn more about the importance of friendship and creativity as you watch them engage with other children and learn all kinds of new skills. Whether you have an aspiring musician in the family or you have the next Van Gogh, the Foundling Museum offers a creative output and a fun learning environment.