Events

Event Date: 23 October 2018

Family Day: Hallowe’en at Benjamin Franklin House

Children will meet Polly Hewson, daughter of Franklin's landlady, to hear some ghoulishly good Hallowe'en stories followed by gruesome games including Pumpkin Trick or Treat and Pin the Spider on the Web.

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Event Date: 27 October 2018

Museums at Night- The Craven Street Bones

Explore the darker side of the 18th century's pursuit of knowledge with the team at Benjamin Franklin House. As you make your way through the Grade I, Georgian building you'll discover why over 1200 bones…
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Event Date: 14 November 2018

The US Elections, Washington Politics and the Prospects for 2020

At a time when there seem to be few fixed points on the political landscape it might seem that election results at least can provide fixed points from which to look at the current and potential future…
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Event Date: 22 November 2018

Thanksgiving Dinner

An American Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings will take place at magnificent Clothworkers’ Hall. Roast turkey (and stuffing and vegetables and of course pumpkin pie) will be a highlight.  Franklin,…
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Event Date: 6 - 20 December 2018

Festive Candlelit Tours

Step back in time and experience the House in true eighteenth-century style this winter, with our festive candlelit tours. Mulled wine and mince pies in Franklin’s parlour before exploring the House…
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Event Date: 8 December 2018

Family Day: Children’s Christmas Party

Children will discover the magic of the holiday – 18th century style – with crafts and treats. Sing along to festive classics like Jingle Bells with accompaniment on the glass armonica, the instrument…
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