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 7 December, 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 – To book email education@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Family Day: Hallowe’en at Benjamin Franklin House

Family Day: Hallowe’en at Benjamin Franklin House

Tuesday 29 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.

Suitable for children aged 5-11      

Free – To book email education@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Museums at Night – Craven Street Bones

Museums at Night – Craven Street Bones

Thursday 31 October—Saturday 2 November, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

 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 – RSVP to info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Festive Candlelit Tours

Festive Candlelit Tours

Thursday 5, Thursday 12, Thursday 19 December, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

 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 – RSVP to info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

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: 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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Family Day: Spark your Curiosity

Join us for hands-on family fun exploring the wonders of electricity, including a demonstration of one of Ben Franklin’s most famous, and useful, inventions – the lightning rod! Children will be introduced to the basics of electricity through activities and demonstrations.

Tuesday 9th April 10.30am-12.30pm.

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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-day-spark-your-curiosity-tickets-49334214965 

SOLD OUT – Family Day: Printing Workshop

Did you know that Ben Franklin started out as a printer? Nowadays we think of a printer as something that connects to a computer but the mechanical printing press was cutting edge technology in Franklin’s time. Join us for this fun-filled family day to learn all about 18th Century printing methods and try your hand at some printing of your own!

Suitable for ages 6-12.

Please register for both the children and adults in your group.