The Court Room
Once the gathering place for important meetings and annual dinners for the Foundling Hospital's esteemed Governors, this room defines eighteenth-century elegance.
The moulded Rococco plaster ceiling is jaw dropping and the room's paintings represent some of the greatest eighteenth-century artists, including William Hogarth and the young Thomas Gainsborough. Many of the Hospital’s governors were artists and discussions that took place here during their meetings and dinners played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Royal Academy.
This room is one of three historic interiors from the original eighteenth-century building. It was painstakingly preserved and integrated into the museum’s 1930s building making it a popular choice for networking events and meetings.
With flexible AV equipment available including a Samsung TV Screen, wireless microphones, speakers and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, you can also host a spectacular daytime event in the grandeur of The Court Room.