Events

Event Date: 14 September 2019 - 28 March 2020

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…
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Event Date: 29 October 2019

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…
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Event Date: 31 October - 2 November 2019

Museums at Night – Craven Street Bones

Museums at Night - Craven Street Bones

Thursday 31 October—Saturday 2 November, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Explore the darker side of the 18th century pursuit of knowledge with the team at Benjamin Franklin…
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Event Date: 21 November 2019

The Shakers: from Manchester to Maine

Thursday 21 November, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Join Philip Davies, Emeritus Professor of American Studies at De Montfort University as we look at the lives of ‘The Shakers’. Ann Lee and eight followers left Manchester for America in 1774.  The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, otherwise known as Shakers, had emerged in the industrialising northwest of England during the later years of that international spiritual ferment, the Great Awakening.
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Event Date: 28 November 2019

Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday 28 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,…
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Event Date: 5 - 19 December 2019

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…
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Event Date: 7 December 2019

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…
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