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The Foundling Museum

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This magnificent room contains many of the grand paintings given to the Foundling Hospital in the 1740's, including Captain Thomas Coram, 1740, which is considered to be one of Hogarth's finest portraits.

The Picture Gallery is perfect for private dinners, charity balls or larger drinks receptions.

Our passionate Events Team works closely with a highly regarded list of caterers to provide an excellent level of service for clients and a memorable event for guests


  • Wifi
  • 18th Century
  • Dinner (100)
  • Historic Venue
  • Natural Light
  • Reception (200)
  • Theatre (100)
  • Wedding (100)
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Central London
  • Dedicated Events Team
  • Easily accessible by public transport
  • Exclusive Hire of the whole Museum
  • Fully Accessible
  • Licensed for Wedding Ceremonies
  • Meeting Room with Natural Light

 Food And Drink

  • External catering allowed
  • External alcohol allowed
  • Kitchenette
  • Space for catering equipment
  • Recommended catering list available
  • Recommended caterers only


  • Licensed until 12am
  • TENs Available
  • Wedding licence


  • 100 Dining
  • 150 Reception
  • 150 Standing
  • 100 Theatre
  • 100 Wedding


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Pop-Ups
  • Promoters
  • Ticketed events
  • Own Music/ DJ Equipment
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 125m2 (1341ft2)
  • Disabled Access
  • 40 Brunswick Square
  • London
  • Bloomsbury
  • Greater London
  • WC1N 1AZ

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We can host a variety of events from intimate and lavish weddings to corporate receptions, conferences, team days out and private dinners. Hold a dinner for up to 40 guests in the magnificent Court Room, hire the Picture Gallery for a reception for up to 150, or host 250 guests throughout.

The Foundling Museum tells the poignant story of the Foundling Hospital, London's first children's charity and first public art gallery. Housed in a Grade-II listed Georgian-style building in Bloomsbury, we are conviniently located close to Kings Cross St Pancras and Euston stations.

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