Events

Event Date: 16 - 17 May 2019

Museums at Night – ‘Candle Lit’ Architectural Tours

Thursday 16 & Friday 17 May, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm

The atmospheric rooms of Benjamin Franklin’s only remaining residence will be the feature of this night-time architectural tour, highlighting the…
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Event Date: 28 May 2019

Family Day: Instrumental Inventions

Benjamin Franklin was a prolific inventor and a lover of music, inventing the glass armonica. Join us to explore his process of invention and create your own instruments to take home.

Tuesday 28th May…
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Event Date: 29 May 2019

Franklin and his British Friends

Wednesday 29th of May. 6:30pm 

Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Director of Benjamin Franklin House will introduce Franklin's British milieu, those who challenged and sustained him during his long London sojourn.  Fellow members of the Lunar Society like Josiah Wedgwood, Erasmus Darwin and Matthew Bolton, reformed rogues like Sir Francis Dashwood, and artists like the blind organist John Stanley will all feature in this illustrated talk.
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Event Date: 12 June 2019

Election 2020 – Carol Gould on American Politics

Wednesday June 12th 2019, 6.30pm
As the 2020 presidential race gains momentum, Carol Gould, a political commentator since 2004, will discuss the current state of play in American politics, including race relations, international affairs, and (in the spirit of Benjamin Franklin) freedom of the press.
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Event Date: 28 June 2019

Concordia Concert

Friday 28 June, 7pm
We will be hosting an evening in keeping with Franklin’s love of 18th century music in association with our Craven Street neighbours, the Concordia Foundation, which serves young musicians.
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Event Date: 4 July 2019

Independence Day: Thursday 4th July

Join us for a celebration of Independence Day at Benjamin Franklin House. Enjoy cake and a glass of bubbly following a 30 minute tour of the world’s only remaining Franklin home. As a founder of the…
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Bones in the Basement
Event Date: 20 July 2019

Family Day: Bones in the Basement

Come along and search for bones in the basement at Benjamin Franklin House. Become an archaeologist for the morning and help uncover the history of this Georgian townhouse.

Saturday 20th July 10.30am-12.30pm

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Event Date: 21 - 22 September 2019

Open House London, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September

Open House London is the capital’s largest annual festival of architecture and design. This annual event allows the public to cross the threshold of some of London’s most interesting buildings, including…
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On This Day | 30th October 2018
October 30, 1735
John Adams, second president of the United States and Founding Father was born on this day.