Franklin’s Young Inventors

Join our Saturday science club to learn all about the experiments carried out by Benjamin Franklin and his British friends as well as trying your hand at practical investigations. Each session will cover a different topic from the Key Stage 3 science curriculum including electricity, forces, photosynthesis and the human body.

See below for more details of our upcoming sessions:

Saturday 23 November 9.30am-11.30am – Photosynthesis (Biology)
Saturday 14 December 9.30am-11.30am – Fuels and costs (Physics)
Saturday 11 January 9.30am-11.30am – Energy transfer (Physics)
Saturday 25 January 9.30am-11.30am – Forces (Physics)
Saturday 8 February 9.30am-11.30am – Sound (Physics)
Saturday 29 February 9.30am-11.30am – Balanced Diet (Biology)
Saturday 14 March 9.30am-11.30am – Skeleton (Biology)
Saturday 28 March 9.30am-11.30am – Muscles (Biology)

Suitable for secondary school students in Years 7-9.

Free to attend but booking is essential.

Please contact our Education Manager for more information.

Family Day: Toys in Franklin’s Time

Family Day: Toys in Franklin’s Time

Tuesday 30 July, 10.30am-12.30pm

Join us to learn how children passed their time 300 years ago with Georgian toys and games. Design and create some your own traditional toys to take away.

Suitable for children aged 5-11

Free – To book email education@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Family Day: Children’s Christmas Party

Family Day: Children’s Christmas Party

Saturday 30 November, 10.30am-12.30pm

Children will discover the magic of the holiday – 18th century style. 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! 

Suitable for children aged 5-11  

Free – book your tickets here      

Email education@benjaminfranklinhouse.org for more information. 

Family Day: Hallowe’en at Benjamin Franklin House

Family Day: Hallowe’en at Benjamin Franklin House

Tuesday 22 October, 4.00pm-5.30pm 

Children will meet Polly Hewson, daughter of Franklin’s landlady, to hear some ghoulishly good Hallowe’en stories followed by gruesome games and crafts.

Suitable for children aged 5-11      

Free – book your tickets here

E-mail education@benjaminfranklinhouse.org for more information

Museum Lates – Craven Street Bones

Museums Lates – Craven Street Bones

Thursday 31 October, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Explore the darker side of the 18th century pursuit of knowledge with the team at Benjamin Franklin House. As you make your way through our Grade I, Georgian building, you’ll discover why over 1200 bones were unearthed in the basement. Drink included.

£10/per person – Purchase tickets via Eventbrite here 

Festive Candlelit Tours

Festive Candlelit Tours

Thursday 5, Thursday 12, Thursday 19 December, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

 Step back in time and experience the House in true eighteenth-century style this winter with our festive candlelit tours. Mulled wine and mince pies in Franklin’s parlour before exploring the House and its unique history.

£10/per person – Purchase tickets online via Eventbrite here 

Family Day: Float Ben’s Boat!

Benjamin Franklin crossed the Atlantic Ocean eight times in his life, charted the Gulf Stream, and investigated canals. During his time in London, he swam in the Thames and conducted experiments using the ponds on Clapham Common. Children will recreate some of Franklin’s investigations involving water and design their own boat!

Tuesday 20 August, 10:30am – 12:30pm

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

Free – To book email education@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Family Day: Frankin’s Georgian Home

Join Polly Hewson, a character from Franklin’s household, on a tour of the building to learn about everyday life in 18th Century London. Inspired by our Virtual Georgian Interior, children will design furnishings to fill the historic rooms. 

Suitable for children aged 5-11           

Free – To book email education@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Family Day: Children’s Summer Fete

Our annual Summer Fete, in collaboration with special guests from the world of heritage, will include activities for all the family. Join us in the lovely gardens of Leighton House Museum so bring a picnic!

Saturday 13th July 11am – 4pm

Suitable for children aged 5-11.        

Visit Eventbrite to book your free tickets.

Family Day: Georgian Easter Celebration

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.

Tuesday 16th April 10.30am-12.30pm.

Suitable for children aged 5-11.

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