Foundling Museum (London)
The Foundling Museum is a fascinating building in London showing the history of a famous 18th century philanthropic venture.
It is situated in Brunswick Square in the Bloomsbury district.
The museum is on the site of the Foundling Hospital, set up by Captain Thomas Coram in 1739 as a home for abandoned children.
Among the first trustees were George Frederick Handel and William Hogarth, while Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds also supported the hospital.