The Foundling Hospital archive contains some half a million documents dating from the 1730s through to today. The archive reveals the details of the lives of the children in its care and the way in which the Hospital operated from its inception in the 18th Century.

The archive and its contents will play a central role throughout the Voices Through Time: The Story of Care programme, which runs until October 2024.

Currently, a conservation team working at London Metropolitan Archives is doing delicate work to preserve some very fragile records. You can read more about their work on our blog.