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Foundling Museum 

I was able to go to the foundling museum today for a class field trip; this museum being one I likely wouldn’t have gone to otherwise since it costs to get in. 383 more words

Study Abroad

A London Adventure - Part 2

I was only away in London for three nights but I managed to fit a lot in, along with a visit to Oxford and a conference in the Tate Modern. 429 more words

Busy Living

New acquisition by the Gerald Coke Handel Collection

The Gerald Coke Handel Collection, housed in the Foundling Museum, has acquired a letter describing the first Handel Commemoration Concerts.

Taking place at Westminster Abbey in 1784, this series of concerts commemorated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the composer’s death. 325 more words


The West End - War Horse

I recently celebrated my Birthday (Christmas baby :-) ) and was lucky enough to be given Theatre tickets to see War Horse in London’s West End, Drury lane. 554 more words

Day Trips

The Foundling Museum

I recently visited The Foundling Museum near Russell Square. I had originally visited a few years ago, but the museum has been refurbished since, and I fancied going again. 640 more words


Fallen Women

Earlier this week I went along to visit the Foundling Museum’s temporary exhibition, Fallen Woman, which focuses on the hundreds of ummarried women who, shamed by pregnancy outside of wedlock, were encouraged to give up their illegitimate children to the care of the Foundling Hospital. 519 more words

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Exhibition Review: The Fallen Woman (The Foundling Museum)

In a quiet London square not far from the British Museum is Coram Fields, home of the Foundling Museum and the site of the original Foundling Hospital, started in 1741 by a philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram. 53 more words

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