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20in20 for the MS Trust: The Foundling Museum
Thu 25 May 2017, 11:00 – 12:30 BST
The Foundling Hospital, which continues today as the children’s charity Coram, was established in 1739 by the philanthropist Thomas Coram to care for babies at risk of abandonment. Instrumental in helping Coram realise his vision were the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. Their creative generosity set the template for the ways in which the arts can support philanthropy.
The Foundling Museum tells this amazing story and celebrates the ways in which artists of all disciplines have helped improve children’s lives for over 275 years. It is also home to the Gerald Coke Handel collection, an internationally important collection of material relating to Handel and his contemporaries.
Visit this extraordinary museum and hear the story in the company of Jo, a qualified Camden guide who is also one of the Museum's accredited guides. The museum has generously waived admission fees to allow all the proceeds from booking this tour to go to the MS trust
Why not follow your visit with lunch in the Museum’s excellent café run by Leafi? Your participation in this tour will entitle you to a 20% discount on your spend.
A great opportunity to enjoy this museum with an expert guide.
Jo is one half of Lansdown's London
and is also leading a walk at 4.30