Entries by Mallory Horrill

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. In celebration of American Independence Day, we will offer Architectural Tours from 2-4pm on 4 and 5 July.  Please make a booking for this special celebration here. Following, we will be […]

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Benjamin Franklin House and Black Lives Matter

Our Statement in regards to the Black Lives Matter Protests:  Benjamin Franklin’s last public act was to serve as the President of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery.  Shortly before his death in 1790 he wrote, “equal liberty… is still the Birthright of all….”  This remains as much an unalienable tenet in […]

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Benjamin Franklin and the Glass Armonica

Everyone knows the eerie, tinkling notes of the ‘Aquarium’ movement in Camille Saint-Saëns’ symphony for children, The Carnival of the Animals, even if we can’t name the music. But few people realise that the instrument which creates that other-worldly sound – also used in some renditions of the Harry Potter film music – was invented […]

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Temporary Closure of Benjamin Franklin House

Our priority is protecting our visitors, staff, volunteers – and of course our precious, historic building.  To do our part to discourage the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will be closing Benjamin Franklin House for all offerings effective Tuesday, 17 March 2020. If you have tickets between now and 15 June, you can re-book […]

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