We regularly welcome both KS4 classes studying GCSE History and KS5 classes studying A Level History or A Level History and Politics.

Enrich your classes with a visit to the London home of one of America’s most influential figures, Benjamin Franklin, who lived here at 36 Craven Street from 1757 to 1775.

For GCSE students studying the British America (1713-83) or The American Revolution and the Birth of the USA (1740-1801) papers, our Historical Experience will provide an exciting and memorable trip that dramatizes Franklin’s final moments in Britain on the eve of revolution in 1775.

On the Historical Experience, students will learn about the excitement and uncertainty of Franklin’s years in London leading up to the American Revolution. This unique offering uses Franklin’s historic rooms as staging for a drama in his own words, seamlessly integrating live performance, sound and projection.

If studying Medicine Through Time, 36 Craven Street was also home to the famous anatomist, William Hewson. We can tailor the visit to also cover topics on 18th century medicine and medical discoveries from this period.

For those taking A Level History or A Level History and Politics, classes can also receive a talk which delves deeper into Franklin’s political career as well as the political systems of 18th century Britain and America.

Visits last for 90 mins and can be booked on Tuesdays at 10.30am or 12:30pm with a maximum of 30 students per session.

If you are unable to visit us in-person, then a virtual drop in alternative is also available.

Roles and Responsibilities

During your visit to Benjamin Franklin House, your trip will be led by our team of staff and volunteers.

Our staff have all received up-to-date safeguarding training and will be on hand throughout the visit to manage your experience. To ensure the smooth running of our 90-minute trips, we expect collaboration between Benjamin Franklin House staff and visiting teachers in managing behaviour during the sessions. We understand that trips are exciting experiences for all pupils, but our top priority is making sure that all pupils are able to engage with our workshops and enjoy the learning opportunities at the House. We kindly ask that teachers remind their classes of behaviour expectations prior to visiting the House.

For more information or to book, please contact our Education Manager.