Foundling Museum 3

Jun 27, 2013 by

When you next visit the Foundling Museum, take the time to have a good look around. I had a little explore last time I was there and made a few surprising discoveries. First I went to the top floor, where I found one of the most peaceful spots in London. All alone, I settled down in one of the acoustic armchairs, closed my eyes and listened to a selection of instrumental music by Handel. This room is the home of the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, started in the 30s and given a home at the Museum because of Handel’s links with the Foundling Hospital, collecting £7,000 over 10 years and raising its profile in London society. Amongst the exhibits are a beautiful wooden circular timeline of Handel’s life alongside other cultural and international events...

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