Family Day – Investigate! Bubbles, slime and other materials.

Benjamin Franklin questioned the world around him. Join us to investigate the world around us and learn why different materials act the way they do!

We will be exploring slime and bubbles, you can even take home your own homemade bubble wand.

Most suitable for 5-11 year olds but younger siblings are welcome.

Tuesday 21 August, 11am

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Family Day: 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 your own tea cup.

Most suitable for 7-11 year olds but younger siblings are welcome.

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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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Sold Out- Family Day: Children’s Christmas Party, Saturday December 8, 10.30am-12noon

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 Franklin invented at Craven Street. Enjoy holiday treats and deck the halls with Christmas crafts to make and take home!

Saturday December 8, 10.30am-12noon

Suitable for children aged 5-11

 

Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday 22 November, 7.30pm

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, in addition to suggesting the turkey become one of America’s national symbols, practised cooking it as part of his early work on electricity.

Thursday 22 November, 7.30pm

Tickets: £90/Adults £50/Children

Further details or to book email info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

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.

Tuesday 23 October, 4-5pm

Suitable for children aged 5-11 years of age

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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

Most suitable for children aged 8-11 years old, though younger siblings are welcome.

Toys in Franklin’s Time

Come and see how children passed thier time with traditional Georgian toys and games. Invent the fastest whirligig to win a race and make traditional toys to take home. Booking is required, please click here to book.

Tuesday 29 May, 11am-12.30pm

Free, suitable for ages 5-11