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DateVisit
11 October 2017The Foundling Museum and Hogarth House - Booking September 2017
05 December 2017The American Museum in Britain and Bath Christmas Market - BOOKING OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2017 - Details of this visit see below.
19 February 2018ROYAL ACADEMY. CHARLES 1 - KING AND COLLECTOR. BOOKING NOVEMBER 2017 AND JANUARY 2018 - see details below.
12 April 2018HIGHCLERE CASTLE, GARDENS AND EXHIBITION. BOOKING FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2018 - see details below
02 May 2018ARUNDEL CASTLE BOOKING MARCH AND APRIL 2018 - see details below
06 June 2018LONDON WALK WITH ANDREW DAVIES - KINGS CROSS AND ST PANCRAS. BOOKING APRIL AND MAY 2018 - see details below
02 July 2018OSBORNE HOUSE: ISLE OF WIGHT. 2 JULY 2018. BOOKING MAY AND JUNE 2018 - see details below.

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The Foundling Museum and Hogarth House - Booking September 2017
Wednesday 11 October 2017

The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum in London tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain's first home for abandoned children.  The museum houses the nationally important Foundling Hospital Art Collection as well as the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the world's greatest privately amassed collection of Handel memorabilia.

The museum examines the work of the Foundling Hospital's founder Thomas Coram, as well as the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frederick Handel, both major benefactors of the institution.  It also illustrates how the Foundling Hospital's charity work for children still carries on today through the child care organisation Coram.

Hogarth House is the former country home of the C18th artist William Hogarth in Chiswick.  Hogarth's House contains an extensive collection of Hogarth's prints and engravings and has been restored to tell the history of his life and the building.