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Benjamin Franklin House, The

Benjamin Franklin House, The,London Information
Every Tuesday in August and September 2008 is Family Fun Day at Benjamin Franklin House, Charing Cross, with all children admitted free of charge! Discover what life was like in Georgian England by meeting Mrs Polly Hewson, the daughter of Franklin's landlady. Polly will guide families around the grade 1 listed house, built in 1730, providing a fully interactive experience. Learn about everyday life in the 18th century, as well as the extraordinary story of Benjamin Franklin himself. There will also be the opportunity to follow in Franklin's footsteps as a scientist, re-creating one of his most famous experiments, a fearsome display of the awesome power of lightning! Family Fun Days are aimed at children from 5 - 11 years old, although the House and its story is sure to prove just as fascinating for accompanying adults.

For older children, the House's groundbreaking Historical Experience runs from Wednesday to Sunday. This "Museum as Theatre" approach employs live interpretation and leading edge sound, lighting and visual projection to tell Franklin's rich London story in his own words.
Benjamin Franklin House, The,London Address
Benjamin Franklin House, The
36 Craven Street
Map and Directions
Benjamin Franklin House, The,London Telephone No.
020 7839 2006
The House is open to the public every day throughout the summer (closed on Tuesdays during term-time), with historical and architectural guided tours on Mondays, Family Fun Days on Tuesdays throughout August and September, and the Historical Experience Wednesday - Sunday, running at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3:15 and 4:15. There is a small shop on site.
disabled facilities
Disabled Access
Credit cards
Credit Cards for tickets and the shop are accepted.
Monday Guided Tours: £3.50
Tuesday Family Fun Days (in August and at 11:30am and 2:30pm): Children are free, Adults £3.50
Wednesday-Sunday (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3:15 and 4:15): £7 adults, £5 concessions, free for children
Tube: Embankment