Benjamin Franklin House

Benjamin Franklin House
36 Craven Street
Greater London




General Enquiries

0207 839 2006

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Franklin's Parlour whilst the Historical Experience Show is running.
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Home to Benjamin Franklin between 1757 and 1775, 36 Craven Street is the location where the famous US statesman conducted numerous important experiments such as measuring the effects of the Gulf Stream, exploring Daylight Saving Time and inventing bi-focal lenses.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Science centre

Opening hours


Historical Experience Shows run at:

12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15 and 16:15

Closed to the public Monday and Tuesday

Admission charges

Standard: £7
Concession (Over 65s & students): £5
Under 16s: Free
Groups of over 10: £6 per person


  • Museums Association

Additional info

Our Scholarship Centre is open by appointment only, please contact the House for further information

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Childrens Christmas party

Family Day: Children’s Christmas Party

  • 13 December 2014 10:30am-12pm

With Christmas around the corner, children will discover the magic of the holiday – 18th century style – with crafts and treats. Sing along to festive classics such as ‘Silent night’ and ‘Jingle Bells’ with accompaniment on the Glass Armonica, Franklin’s musical instrument. Enjoy mince pies and deck the halls with a Christmas Wreath to make and take home. Suitable for 5-11 year olds.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • Family friendly


£5.00 per child, free for adults