The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. We were commissioned to produce an engaging, image-led website showcasing everything the museum has to offer: a rich history displayed through museum artefacts and art collections, a calendar full of events, and exceptional venue hire opportunities.

Foundling Museum logo header, and The Generous Georgian: Dr Richard Mead

We rationalised the structure of the website to make user journeys easy and delivered functionality to access information quickly. Key areas of development were the ‘What’s On’ section of the site detailing current and upcoming exhibitions, talks and events. We created a landing page which lists the categories for the museums scheduled events, and employs a calendar widget visitors can use to select the date that they might visit the museum to quickly see what events are occurring on any particular day.

Foundling Museum homepage on macbook
Foundling Museum evening event
Foundling Museum About webpage on iphone
  • Foundling Museum Exhibitions webpage on ipad
  • Foundling Museum fellows webpage on ipad
  • Foundling Museum collections webpage on ipad
Foundling Museum building
Foundling Museum event page on iphone
Foundling Museum event webpage on macbook
The Foundling Restored To Its Mother – The Adoption painting by Emma Brownlow

To increase awareness and bookings for the museum, a well-presented and professional venue hire section was a priority for the client. Built on the WordPress CMS platform the website also needed to be easy to manage and update for internal staff. We continue to work with the client on SEO and further development.

Foundling Museum events page iphone
Foundling Museum wedding

Design Culture created a new website for us which we are extremely proud of, and which is easy and intuitive to use from both the visitor’s and editor’s point of view. Design Culture have provided us with a very personable and customer-focused service. They have also set us up with an e-marketing system, creating templates which reflect our brand, as well as worked closely with us on an SEO project, offering expert advice along the way. We’ve been very pleased with their services and would certainly recommend them to others.

Hannah Thomas Marketing & Communications Manager The Foundling Museum