In May 2022, our Education Manager travelled to Watling Park Primary School in Edgware (London) to deliver one of our Outreach Programmes to two groups of Year 5 students. In each session, the pupils were asked to follow in Franklin’s footsteps and become inventors! The classes produced some fantastic ideas, from innovative fashion booths to […]
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On Tuesday 4th April 2022, we held our first Family Event of the year! As it was during the Easter Holidays, the theme for the day was a Georgian Easter Celebration. Our families enjoyed a tour of the House that featured a Benjamin Franklin-themed Easter Egg hunt in each of our historic rooms. Children learned […]
The event is designed to introduce children (KS1-3) to Georgian architecture, design, and history as we explore the preserved rooms of Benjamin Franklin House. We will begin with an interactive tour of 36 Craven Street that explores how each room would have been used almost 300 years ago! In the second half of the session, […]
In this Family Event, explore the fashion and style of Georgian London. Join Polly, resident of 36 Craven Street during Benjamin Franklin’s time in the house as she guides you through the history of the House and the proper attire to wear inside it! Interactive activates will explore the different dress codes of the day […]
On April 4th and 5th 2022, the latest two-part documentary series from the world-renowned Ken Burns debuts on PBS in the US. His award-winning biopics have been broadcast across the world and have focused on an array of influential Americans such as Muhammad Ali, Ernest Hemmingway and Thomas Jefferson. His latest subject is none other than ‘the First […]
In March 2022, our Education Manager travelled to Drew Primary School in Newnham (London) to deliver one of our Outreach Programmes to two groups of Year 6 students. In each session, the pupils were asked to follow in Franklin’s footsteps and become inventors! The classes produced some fantastic ideas, from innovative water bottles to pizza […]
Join us for Easter-themed crafts and games. Take part in a special Easter egg hunt inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s inventions and scientific work. Create an Easter card, decorate eggs and make Georgian Easter bonnets! Tuesday 5th April 12.30pm-14.30pm. Suitable for children aged 5-11. Book a ticket now! Tickets can be found here.
Benjamin Franklin is one of history’s great figures. While he made lasting contributions in many fields, his first passion was writing. He believed in the power of the written word as the bedrock of a democratic society, to inform, and stimulate debate. Each year a question or quote exploring Franklin’s relevance in our time is open […]
We established the Lady Joan Reid Children’s Author in Residence at Benjamin Franklin House in 2018 to honour the memory of Lady Joan Reid, the House’s historian who served for nearly 15 years as a member of the Houses’ Board. The inaugural Lady Joan Reid Children’s Author in Residence at Benjamin Franklin House is Professor […]
On Friday, 28 February 2020, 32 students from six schools across the UK joined us for Frankly Speaking, the annual Benjamin Franklin House debate competition in collaboration with the US Embassy London and The Daughters of the American Revolution (Walter Hines Page Chapter). Bloomberg also generously supported the event, with members of their London team […]