Bringing history and innovation to life

  • Your Visit

    Historical Experience

    The Historical Experience presents the excitement and uncertainty of Franklin’s London years using rooms where so much took place as staging for a drama that integrates live performance, cutting edge lighting, sound and visual projection.

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  • Our Tour

    Architectural Tour

    On this guided exploration of the House the many original Georgian features are revealed along with its fascinating history encompassing Franklin’s long residence (1757-1775), the Hewson anatomy school, Victorian hoteliers and the conservation project that saved it from dereliction.

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  • About

    Find out about Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts to an American mother, Abiah Folger and a British father, Josiah in 1706. Considered the father of electricity, through his inventions, writings, and extensive activities as a printer, philosopher and more, Franklin helped advance the Age of Enlightenment.

    As a key founder of the United States, he is the only statesman to have signed all four documents that created a new nation: The Declaration of Independence (1776), the Treaty of Alliance with France (1778), the Treaty of Paris establishing peace with Britain (1783) and The Constitution (1787).

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  • News

    We’ve Reopened!

    We are excited to announce that following new UK government guidelines on museums and galleries, Benjamin Franklin House will be reopening to the public for Architectural Tours from July 4th weekend!

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