Dinners for up to 100 guests can be held in the impressive, spacious Picture Gallery and more intimate dinners, for up to 30 guests, in the spectacular, historic Court Room. Pre dinner receptions can occupy the entire Museum, allowing guests to enjoy all of its varied galleries while being served sparkling and white wine and canapés before dining in the grand Picture Gallery or more intimate Court Room.

Picture Gallery

Up to 100 guests can be seated for dinner in the Picture Gallery. For smaller dinners up to 50 guests can be seated in the Gallery at one long table.

This magnificent Picture Gallery accommodates many of the grand, full-length and smaller portraits which established the Foundling Hospital Collection in the 1740s, including William Hogarth’s portrait of Thomas Coram. The Picture Gallery also provides an atmospheric and historic location for concerts and lectures.

Court Room

Up to 35 guests can be accommodated at round tables and 22 at one long table.

The Court Room was designed by William Hogarth in the 1740s. An ideal room for hosting exclusive dinners, it was the dining location of Hogarth and his contemporaries over 250 years ago where they passionately discussed the arts and the establishment of a Royal Academy of Arts. Some of the most significant paintings from the Foundling Hospital Collection are displayed in the Court Room, one the most beautifully ornate surviving Rococo interiors in London.