Hetty Feather

She's a fierce, feisty creature but very much one of my heroines.” Dame Jacqueline Wilson

The Foundling Museum’s first Coram Foundling Fellow, Dame Jacqueline is one of the world’s best loved children’s authors. She has written more than 100 books. Hetty Feather is her first historical novel, set at the Foundling Hospital. It tells the story of Hetty, a Foundling Hospital pupil. Two further books, Sapphire Battersea and Emerald Star, follow Hetty as she grows up and leaves the Hospital.  “I thought it would be a bit of a challenge, but I love the period and thought, I'll give it a go.”

The Foundling Museum has celebrated the Hetty Feather trilogy with three Jacqueline Wilson Family Days and the launch of our self-guided interactive Hetty Feather Trail in the Museum.  The trail is available from the front desk at the Museum for 50p and available to download in the link below.  The trail takes Hetty fans around the Museum exploring the collection and Hetty Feather’s life at the Foundling Hospital in a range of art based activities.

Click here to download the Hetty Feather Family Trail

Click here to download Tanglefield's Circus Art Activity



Newsflash 2014!


The Foundling Museum is pleased to announce that  Hetty Feather is taking to the stage! HETTY FEATHER is adapted for the stage by award-winning script writer Emma Reeves (CBBC's The Story of Tracy Beaker) and Olivier Award nominated director Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre, Cinderella, We're Going on a Bear Hunt). HETTY FEATHER heads out on a UK and International tour visiting London, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Sheffield and Dubai. Visit their website for more information: www.hettyfeatherlive.com


Upcoming performances:

Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather

Tuesday 22 – Sunday 27 April

Town Hall, Birmingham 

For details: http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/hetty-feather/


Picture gallery of our latest Hetty Feather Day