Self Directed School Visits

The Foundling Museum welcomes self-led visits from schools. Our learning resources created by practicing artists and writers are available to support self-guided visits if required, and are free and available to download in the section Schools Resources. The resources explore the story of the Foundling Hospital and the history of social care using different topic themes consisting of practical activities, conversation, and debate.

For self-guided visits we do not provide copies of the resource or materials. It is essential prior to your visit that you download and print up the resource at school and read through the museum guidelines. You will need to bring the materials needed to complete the activities with you.


Booking Information

Maximum 30 children per group, per session

Free for children, young people (up to the ages of 18) and teachers

Self-directed visits must be booked in advance on a first come first served basis. To book please contact Elizabeth Lee on 020 7841 3595 or email

For larger groups of up to 60 our neighbours at the Charles Dickens Museum (Dickens’s only remaining London home) are often able to accommodate half of your group for a taught visit before swapping over at lunch time. Please see their website for details or email: to enquire about availability.

Click here to download the Foundling Museum school guidelines.

Click here to download the Foundling Museum risk assessment.