The Foundling Museum is tucked away in leafy Bloomsbury on Brunswick Square and offers a stunning setting for a dinner or drinks party. It’s easy to get to as it’s only a short walk from Kings’ Cross and Euston and is just a quick journey via the underground or a cab from both the West End and the City.
The Museum offers a historical setting, with exclusive use of the Museum guests are able to wander around our remarkable interiors and enjoy the many artistic and antique treasures on display.
After your guests enter the front entrance they’ll be met with our grand staircase featuring works of art from the eighteenth century to the present day.
On the first floor the impressive Picture Gallery (pictured above) offers a striking backdrop to astound guests with; its collection of large portraits by eighteenth century artists, including Hogarth, and the tall windows add to the elegant appeal of this space.
The smaller Court Room (pictured above) features Rococo plasterwork from the original Hospital Building, a selection of landscape paintings and a prominent marble relief, making it ideal for a more intimate dinner or party, particularly for those looking a historical atmospheric setting.
From September through to early January the Museum’s exhibition Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain will be displayed throughout the whole Museum. Guests will be able to discover what it would have been like going to the theatre and concerts during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. With more than 100 objects on display, they will notice the surprising similarities and astonishing differences between theatre and festival-going then and now, including advertising, ticket sales, audience behaviour and dress code. Guests of evening events are able to enjoy our temporary exhibition Two Last Nights!this autumn and over the Christmas period.
Jackson Gilmour has prepared a special "Georgian Theatre Menu" to celebrate the exhibition. Enquire here for further information.