Children’s Stories: a walk and visit to the Foundling Museum
The first orphanage in England was established in Brunswick Square in the mid 1700s, after a long campaign by a kind and determined sea captain. The site of this ‘Foundling Hospital’ is now a museum and our walk will briefly cover other children’s stories in the area, including the interest taken by Charles Dickens in the Foundlings. Don’t miss this opportunity for a great tour, including a discounted rate to see round the museum, which contains original rooms from the orphanage, mementos of the children left by their mothers, fascinating archives and audio interviews, art works donated by 18th century artists and a floor dedicated to the composer Handel, who strongly supported the orphanage. Our guide for the walk and museum tour will be Dr. Ros Stanwell-Smith. Allow 2 hours, plus you will have the opportunity to explore on your own or visit the Café after the tour.
Wednesday, 31st May 2017: 3.00 pm, meet in foyer of LSHTM, Keppel Street Building, (arrive at Foundling 3.45 pm). Price: £5.00
Register on Eventbrite to secure your place, ticket inlcludes £5.00 entry fee to the Foundling Museum
Funded by the Wellcome Trust