Picture Gallery at The Foundling Museum

  31 reviews  – 
40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ
Russell Square Station (350 yd)

About this space

Located next to the Court Room is the grand Picture Gallery, available for larger events. Large-scale paintings by the most celebrated 18th-century portraitists, once displayed in the original Foundling Hospital, provide a powerful backdrop for events.

Guests can dine alongside Hogarth’s magnificent painting of the Hospital’s founder, Thomas Coram. Ideal for group dining in London, this unique room can hold up to 100 seated on round tables, or a maximum of 46 on a single table.


Prices

Monday
8:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £5100 hire fee per day
Note: All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
Thursday
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
Friday
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
Saturday
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
Sunday
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £5100 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.

Capacity

Standing
up to 150
Dining
up to 110
Theatre
up to 110

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
Approved caterers only
External catering not allowed
Venue doesn’t provide alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Flipchart
PA system / speakers
Natural light
Free parking is available on-site
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space
Quiet space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restriction

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Disabled parking space available
Lift to all floors

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Host rules

- no naked flames
- no frying onsite
- red wine to be served seated only

Cancellation policy: Standard 60 day with Grace Period

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Reviews and ratings

(31 reviews and ratings - )

A
Araceli G.
July 2024

All great


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About The Foundling Museum

Located in the heart of leafy Bloomsbury and overlooking Brunswick Square, the Foundling Museum can be exclusively yours for a memorable event. From lively drinks receptions and elegant dinner parties, to focused meetings and away days, the Museum blends historic charm with contemporary design in a tranquil spot in Central London.

The Foundling Museum tells the remarkable story of the Foundling Hospital, established in the eighteenth century by Thomas Coram to care for and educate London’s most vulnerable children. The artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel played a big part in realising Coram’s vision. Together, they transformed the Hospital into the UK’s first public art gallery, and one of London’s most fashionable venues.

Situated within a Grade II-listed, Georgian style building, the Museum houses a wealth of treasures, including Handel’s will and part of his famous oratorio Messiah. Magnificent paintings from some of the most celebrated eighteenth-century artists are also displayed, including Hogarth’s The March of the Guards to Finchley, alongside sculpture, ceramics, furniture and decorative art.

Whether you are planning a wedding or a networking event, the Foundling Museum offers a selection of spaces in which to entertain your guests. With exclusive hire, your guests can enjoy full access to the Museum’s collection.

As a registered charity, all income from venue hire supports our work with marginalised and vulnerable children.


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from £3000
hire fee / per evening
from £3900
hire fee / per day
from £780
hire fee / per session
from £780
hire fee / per session

FAQ

Cancellations 60 days in advance will receive a full refund.

Cancellations 60 days to 30 days in advance will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations for events starting within 30 days are non-refundable.

At The Foundling Museum, the following catering options are available:

  • In-house catering service is available
  • The venue works with an approved list of external caterers
  • Bringing your own alcohol is allowed
  • Free parking is available on-site
At Picture Gallery, you can host various events such as Drinks Receptions, Conference / Seminar, Banquet, Corporate Events, Social Parties, Clubbing / Night Out, Dining, Meetings, Studio / Production, Filming and Photography, Performances / Exhibitions, Christmas Parties, Weddings, Style.

Here are the recent pricing details for various rooms at The Foundling Museum:

  • Clore Creative Studio hosting 15 guests: £1020
  • Study Studio hosting 20 guests: £1164
  • Court Room hosting 15 guests: £672
  • Picture Gallery hosting 45 guests: £3000

For detailed pricing tailored to your event, please contact the venue.

The Foundling Museum is located at 40 Brunswick Square, in the Great Ormond Street Hospital district of London. The nearest metro station is Russell Square Station.


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