Family Event: Bones in the Basement!

Uncover the truth behind the bones that were found buried in the basement of Benjamin Franklin House and learn all about Georgian medicine!

About this event

Explore the home of one of the most famous figure from American history, Benjamin Franklin, who lived in London for almost 16 years! Inside you will get a feel for 18th century London as well as the secret location of an undercover anatomy school!

Unearth the secrets of 36 Craven Street. Why are there bones in the basement? How did they get there? Who were they? We will explore the history of the undercover anatomy school that operated in the house whilst Franklin remained in residence!

Create your very own model of a human skeleton as we learn all about the anatomy and explore medicine in the 18th century.

This is an event for KS2-3 school children and our recommended age is 7-13. Accompanying adults welcome. There are two opportunities to join us for this event; come along on either 23rd or 24th August for our third week of Summer Break @ Ben’s!

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