The Foundling Museum sits tucked away on the north side of leafy Brunswick Square Gardens in Bloomsbury.
Hidden within you will find many time-absorbing items of interest. As well as artefacts illustrating the moving stories of orphaned and abandoned children, you'll see artworks by Hogarth, Gainsborough and Reynolds, and a huge collection of manuscripts, recordings and books relating to Handel, including his will and the manuscript of The Messiah.
And, as shown above, in the reception area there is a small gift shop. Take time to check out the truly unique jewellery made from clay pipes (plug! plug!*).
There is also a very good cafe there.
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And see the display of the little tokens that mothers left with the babies they left, so that maybe one day they could find each other again. A pin, a button, a scrap of ribbon, So much heartbreak expressed in so small a thing.ReplyDelete
Yes, so poignantReplyDelete