Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
London WC1N 1AZ

+44(0)20 7841 3606


Very small so easy to find: on second floor, but just ask at reception!

Hours of opening:

Open Wed, Thurs, Fri, 10-5, by appointment only, to any interested researchers and students

Reader places:

8 places for study (one large table)

Librarians in charge:

Katharine Hogg


Catalogue online:


Primary resources mostly closed access, instant retrieval of items on request

Special collections or strengths:

18th century music, books, manuscripts, periodicals, artworks and ephemera relating to Handel and his contemporaries

Additional facilities:

Café in the museum; public exhibition gallery of items from the collection