A very happy new year to you!
I sure hope you’re having a good time so far and looking forward to seeing what’s in store for us in 2020. It’s always a good idea to have an icebreaker in the midst of our busyness. Make a mission to explore and go on a walking tour either in a group or solo.
Passing by the Foundling museum in London was an eye opener and reminded me about how much hidden history is available in this amazing city!
Where is the Foundling Museum?
The Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury area of Central London, close to Russell Square and Kings Cross Tube station. Bloomsbury has a wealth of history on its doorstep.
What’s The Story Behind The Foundling Museum?
Did you know that The Foundling museum was previously a Hospital? It is now a children’s charity founded in the 18th century by a Thomas Coram.
His aim was to eradicate child mortality rate as a result of some parents not being able to care for their children due to poverty which as a result lead to abandonment.
He established the hospital to care for vulnerable children as well as educating them and their families.
The Foundling Museum can be found here
What a legacy Thomas Coram has left. Centuries later and his work is still in progress. It often only takes one person to stand and make a difference. The others will come on board in time.
Thank you for sharing!
It’s a legacy worth remembering.
Oh, I love London! I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting this museum but maybe when I return, which I hope won’t be in the too distant future. Thank you for sharing this wonderful site.
I hope you’ll be able to visit the museum.
Hi Bola. No, I haven’t been to the Foundling Museum, but did enjoy reading about Thomas Coram. Would love to come back to London. It’s been a long while!
It is worth the visit