Benjamin Franklin House

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

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Georgian Homes

Family Day: Georgian Homes

  • 26 May 2015 11am-1pm

As part of National Family Week we will be hosting our Georgian homes workshop. Benjamin Franklin House was built circa 1730. How are our homes different today? Find out in a fun session for kids big and small, during which everyone’s help will be needed to build a street of 3D, model Georgian terraces like 36 Craven Street. Suitable for 5-8 year olds.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


Benjamin Franklin House
36 Craven Street
Greater London

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General Enquiries

0207 839 2006

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