Benjamin Franklin House

36 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NF
36 Craven Street London England WC2N 5NF GB

Enjoy this museum and educational facility, which is the world’s only remaining Franklin home, built around 1730. For nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Dr Benjamin Franklin – scientist, diplomat, philosopher and inventor lived behind its doors.

Through the Historical Experience explore the excitement and uncertainty of Franklin’s London years in the very rooms he lived in. The scene is set for a drama that seamlessly integrates live performance, cutting edge lighting, sound and visual projection.

Architectural tours offer a staff-led exploration and in-depth history of the House in Benjamin Franklin’s time and beyond. The Georgian features of the 1730s building are revealed along with its fascinating history encompassing Franklin’s long residence (1757-1775), the Hewson anatomy school, and the comprehensive conservation project that saved it from dereliction.

Facilities: Toilets onsite.

Opening Times: Box Office Opening Times: 10:30am-5pm, every day except Tuesdays.
The House can only be experienced by guided show/tour only at the following times:

  • 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 3:15pm
  • 4:15pm

Costs: Historical Experience (Weds-Sun)

  • Adult- £8.00
  • Concession- £6.00
  • Under 16s- Free
  • Architectural Tour (Mondays only)
  • Adult- £6.00
  • Concession- £4.00
  • Under 16s- Free

Photo Credits: © Benjamin Franklin House

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