Events

Bones in the Basement
Event Date: 24 July 2018

Family Day: Bones in the Basement

Come along and search for the Bones in the Basement. Become an archaeologist for the morning and help uncover the history of Benjamin Franklin House.

Tuesday 24 July 11am-12.30pm

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Event Date: 4 August 2018

Summer Fete

Our annual Summer Fete will take place in collaboration with special guests from the world of heritage, and will include activities for all the family. The Fete will be held in the lovely gardens of Leighton…
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Event Date: 7 August 2018

Family Day: Instrumental Inventions

Benjamin Franklin was a prolific inventor and a lover of music, inventing the glass armonica. Join us to explore how and create your own instruments to take home.

Most suitable for children aged 5-11.

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Event Date: 14 August 2018

A Georgian Tea Party

Join us to investigate the traditions of tea drinking from the Georgian period, learn about social gatherings and coffee houses where Benjamin Franklin frequently visited. Here you can make and take home…
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Event Date: 13 September 2018

To cure all ills?

For centuries, unqualified practitioners have sold miracle cures, raising hopes that their nostrums and devices will end the misery of illness.

In this talk, relevant to the House's connection to medical…
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Event Date: 22 - 23 September 2018

Open House London

Open House London is the capital’s largest annual festival of architecture and design. This annual event allows the public to cross the threshold of some of London’s most interesting buildings, including…
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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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