Putney Society Events

Tour of the Foundling Museum

Event Date: Sep 28, 2016

40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ 11:00 on Wednesday 28th September 2016

The Foundling Hospital was established in 1739 by the philanthropist Thomas Coram to care for babies at risk of abandonment.   He was helped in achieving this vision by William Hogarth and George Frederic Handel.    From its inception until 1954 when the last pupil was placed in foster care, the Foundling Hospit…