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Children’s Stories: a walk and visit to the Foundling Museum

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 from 15:00 to 17:45

Children’s Stories: a walk and visit to the Foundling...

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Standard: Includes Foundling Museum entry 3d 4h 37m £5.00 £1.41

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Organised by: Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 

The first orphanage in England was established in Brunswick Square in the mid 1700s, after a long campaign by a kind and determined sea captain. The site of this ‘Foundling Hospital’ is now a museum and our walk will briefly cover other children’s stories in the area, including the interest taken by Charles Dickens in the Foundlings. Don’t miss this opportunity for a great tour, including a discounted rate to see round the museum, which contains original rooms from the orphanage, mementos of the children left by their mothers, fascinating archives and audio interviews, art works donated by 18th century artists and a floor dedicated to the composer Handel, who strongly supported the orphanage.  

Our guide for the walk and museum tour will be Dr. Ros Stanwell-Smith. Allow 2 hours, plus you will have the opportunity to explore on your own or visit the Café after the tour.

Meeting point: The foyer of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street building

Arrival at Foundling Museum 3pm.

Visitors are advised to wear shoes for walking and bring a waterproof or umbrella to be prepared for any weather. Walks are not fast, but a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required. There are no stairs on this route apart from the meeting point, but be prepared for narrow pavements. Please contact Ingrid James (ingrid.james@lshtm.ac.uk) directly if you would like to discuss any particular access requirements.

Register today to secure your place, ticket inlcludes £5.00 entry fee to the Foundling Museum

Funded by the Wellcome Trust

For further information about the Centre for History in Public Health and to be added to the mailing list please follow this link: http://history.lshtm.ac.uk/

Do you have questions about Children’s Stories: a walk and visit to the Foundling Museum? Contact The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street
WC1E London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 from 15:00 to 17:45


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