A new exhibition opening is all about Superheroes, but with a twist — they were all orphaned or abandoned at birth.
About the Foundling MuseumThe Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain's first home for abandoned children.
The museum houses a nationally important art collection as well as the world's largest privately amassed collection of Handel memorabilia.
The museum examines the work of the Foundling Hospital's founder Thomas Coram, as well as the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel, both major benefactors of the institution.
It also illustrates how the Foundling Hospital's charity work for children still carries on today through the child care organisation Coram.
IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.
Link to Foundling Museum's website
40 Brunswick Square,
Exhibitions open at the moment
An exhibition about the eighteenth-century foundling and sailor George King, whose first-hand account of the battle is being shown for the first time.
10am to 5pm
Ends on Sun 27th February
Discover the close-knit world of the Georgian music industry, where not what you knew, but who you knew, was of greatest importance.
10am to 5pm
Ends on Sun 1st May
Exhibitions opening soon
Enter into the world of superheroes in this first major exhibition to explore the representation of foundlings, orphans, adoptees, and foster children in comics, graphic novels and sequential art from around the globe.
Open from Fri 1st April to Sun 28th August
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Frequently asked questions
Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?
The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.
What's the nearest railway station to Foundling Museum
The nearest station is Russell Square which is 0.2 miles away.
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