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.
Candle lit tour

'Candle lit' Architectural Tours

  • 16 — 17 May 2019 6-9pm

Thursday 16 & Friday 17 May, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm

The atmospheric rooms of Benjamin Franklin’s only remaining residence will be the feature of this night-time architectural tour, highlighting the original features of our Grade I listed Georgian townhouse in evening light.

£10/per person, drink included

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Benjamin Franklin House
36 Craven Street
London
England
WC2N 5NF

Admission

£10/per person, drink included

Website

https://benjaminfranklinhouse.org/event/museums-at-night-candle-lit-architectural-tours/

Benjamin Franklin by Joseph-Siffred Duplessis

Franklin and his British Friends

  • 29 May 2019 6:30-8pm

Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Director of Benjamin Franklin House will introduce Franklin’s British milieu, those who challenged and sustained him during his long London sojourn. Fellow members of the Lunar Society like Josiah Wedgwood, Erasmus Darwin and Matthew Bolton, reformed rogues like Sir Francis Dashwood, and artists like the blind organist John Stanley will all feature in this illustrated talk.

£6 per person.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£6 per person

Website

https://benjaminfranklinhouse.org/event/franklin-and-his-british-friends/

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

logo: Museums at Night

Website

http://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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