In 2008 the Foundling Museum, which tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to run an oral history project, Foundling Voices. The project recorded interviews with 74 people who grew up in the care of the Hospital in the first half of the twentieth century. We also interviewed one teacher, children and partners of Foundling pupils and townspeople from Berkhamsted who could remember the school.

The audio interviews and their accompanying transcripts are currently only stored at the Foundling Museum. Please contact Alison Duke alison@foundlingmuseum.org.uk to arrange access to the transcripts.

A six month exhibition showcasing material collected through the project will open at the Foundling Museum on 14 April 2011. Additional materials produced by the project, including a play suitable for performance by youth theatre groups, can be downloaded from the Resources section.