Exhibition: Bluecoats in the City: 350 Years of Christ’s Hospital

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 7th Oct 2018

This exhibition has finished.

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Cost: Free of Charge


In 1546, the former buildings and church of Greyfriars monastery in Newgate Street were given to the City of London for the benefit of the poor, elderly and sick. The buildings were used to establish Christ’s Hospital; founded in 1552 for the education of poor children.

The School became known as the ‘Bluecoat School’ because of its distinctive uniform of navy coats and yellow stockings.

After 350 years in London, the School moved to the market town of Horsham in 1902, but its strong bonds to the City of London remain. Since opening, Christ’s Hospital has educated, lodged, fed and clothed more than 45,000 children. Today the School continues its mission to advance the education of children, mainly for the benefit of those whose families are in social, financial or other specific need.

This display delves into the history behind the School’s creation, its iconic uniform, historic practices, charitable benefactors, and some of its famous pupils including Charles Lamb and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.


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Location

Museum of London,

150 London Wall, London,
EC2Y 5HN

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