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

Monday

Architecture Tours run at:

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

Closed to the public Tuesday

Wednesday-Sunday

Historical Experience Shows run at:

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

Admission charges

Standard: £8
Concession (Over 65s & students): £6
Under 16s: Free
Groups of over 10: £7 per person

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • National Trust
  • National Art Pass
  • English Heritage
  • International Council of Museums

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.
photograph of bust of Benjamin Franklin in fireplace with balloons

Independence Day Party

  • 4 July 2018

Join us for a celebration of Independence Day at Benjamin Franklin House. Enjoy cake and a glass of bubbly following a 30 minute tour of the world’s only remaining Franklin home.

As a founder of the United States, Franklin was the only statesman to have signed all four documents that created a new nation, including The Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Alliance with France, the Treaty of Paris, and The Constitution. The first of these was signed on 4 July 1776, an annual US holiday.

Join us at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3.15pm, and 4.15pm to see this historic place and to enjoy all the festivities, including a 4th of July quiz!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Tickets are £10 plus online booking fee.

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/independence-day-party-tickets-45440110594

Human skull, found during conservation works at Benjamin Franklin House

Museums at Night - Craven Street Bones

  • 27 October 2018 6-7:30pm, 8-9:30pm

Explore the darker side of the 18th century’s pursuit of knowledge with the staff members of Benjamin Franklin House. As you make your way through the House you’ll discover why over 1200 bones were unearthed in the basement.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10/per person, drink included

Website

http://www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Benjamin Franklin House
36 Craven Street
London
Greater London
WC2N 5NF
England

logo: Museums at Night

Website

www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org

E-mail

info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Telephone

General Enquiries

0207 839 2006

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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