The Foundling Museum

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This was an absolute delight – although an emotional experience too. We went one morning and didn't leave till after three! Part of the joy of the place is that you are not hurried along and there is plenty to absorb you. Handel, Hogarth and Mr Corum (of Corum fields fame) all played their part in this history and in addition to the sad stories of the foundlings, there is much else to interest. Anyone interested in child development will be interested in this museum and there is, in among the sadness, plenty to be joyful about. There is also a cafe, if you begin to wilt, though chairs are scattered throughout. Of particular interest are the (happy!) recordings made by adults who came through the foundling hospital, many of whom would never have lived, had they remained in working-class London.

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