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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
The Foundling Museum
This is where London's first home for abandoned children is.
Location: 40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ
Description: The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, London's first home for abandoned children and of three major figures in British history: its campaigning founder the philanthropist Thomas Coram, the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. This remarkable collection of art and social history is now housed in a restored and refurbished building adjacent to the original site of the Hospital, demolished in 1926.
Tagged in this Tour: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood