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Benjamin Franklin House

36 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NF, England
+44 20 7839 2006
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Benjamin Franklin House is the world's only remaining Franklin home. For nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Dr Benjamin Franklin - scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor, Founding Father of the United States and more - lived behind its doors. The Historical Experience presents the excitement and uncertainty of Franklin's London years using his historic rooms as staging for a drama which seamlessly integrates live performance, cutting edge lighting, sound and projection technology.
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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36 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NF, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am an American living in London. Like most Americans, I had not realized Ben Franklin spent many years living in London. The problem, of course, is that not many artifacts from his life remain so the museum cleverly created a somewhat theatrical setup. I...More

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Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 6 days ago

For several years I had promised myself a visit to the London home of a truly remarkable man - Benjamin Franklin, and I was not disappointed. A beautifully conceived and informative presentation brought 18th century London to life and demonstrated what the greatest of all...More

Thank griseborough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been anywhere else where an actor (playing the landlady's daughter ) interacts with recorded dialogue couple with images projected onto two walls of virtually empty rooms. What a polymath Benjamin Franklin was and how appropriate to have a very modern way of exhibiting...More

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Thank iancocks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Novel approach for the interesting historic tour; very good value for money. Lots of interesting background information in room where visitors wait for the tour start, but lighting poor in that room.

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Thank kriskoff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Georgian house with period features typical architecture of its day, a little gem hidden away in the heart of London. We were shown a film for background info, very informative. Then an actress in period costume took us round the house and gave us a...More

Thank shirleygray88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so pleased to have had the experience of the Benjamin Franklin house in London. Our tour guide and the actress were exceptional! We all agreed it was a must see. Made us want to learn more about Benjamin Franklin!

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Thank Mari R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I were just wanting to take a few snaps however we were blown away by an interactive experience. Going through the history with the actress was unforgettable. Definitely will recommend this Tour is a must for everyone. When we come back to...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit to Benjamin Franklin House, it is a hidden gem off the strand just seconds away from the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square. The historical experience is great and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in history.

Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 20 October 2017

My visit did not get off to a promising start. I arrived 10 minutes before my booked tour but could get no-one to answer the door bell! As it was raining I retreated to the nearby railway arch for shelter but fortunately my second attempt...More

Thank Owenian
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I discovered the visit by chance while doing some on-line research into Benjamin Franklin, a man about whom I knew little, save for his involvement in the history of the American independence movement. A short video begins the tour and then a young woman appears...More

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popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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Response from LoriMichigan | Reviewed this property |
The Ben Franklin Home is about an hour. As I live in Philadelphia now, and there are no surviving structures Franklin occupied, it was especially interesting to me. But It gives a good historical look at the time period... More
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