YorkDFAS Visit the Foundling Hospital and St Pancras Station

Another successful Study Day was organised by YorkDFAS.

A group of twenty YorkDFAS  members journeyed to London by train to enjoy very interesting  guided  tours of  the Foundling Hospital and St Pancras Station.

 

The Foundling Hospital was Britain’s first home for abandoned children and now houses the nationally important Foundling Hospital Art Collection, as well as 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, Tomas Coram, as well as the work of Artist William Hogarth and Frederick Handel, both major benefactors of the institution. 

 

The guided tour of St Pancras Station brought to life the history of the magnificent architecture and beautiful elaborate decoration.

It was opened in 1868 and was one of the wonders of Victorian engineering.

 Along with the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel it is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic Architecture, and one of the most elegant stations in the world.