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Our priority is protecting our visitors, staff, volunteers – and of course our precious, historic building.  To do our part to discourage the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will be closing Benjamin Franklin House for all offerings effective Tuesday, 17 March 2020.

We hope to reopen in June or earlier, in line with UK government guidance. If you have tickets between now and 15 June, you can re-book below, or if you prefer, we will refund the cost of your ticket(s). However, we would be grateful if you would consider donating the cost of your ticket(s) to help Benjamin Franklin House weather this difficult time. We are continuing to pay our staff and key suppliers to ensure their well-being.

We do not take this decision lightly as our mission is to bring history and innovation to life for a global public through the world’s only surviving home of Benjamin Franklin.

While we are closed, we will take time to progress a number of core and new projects and explore opportunities for more distance programming.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org if you have any questions or concerns.

We will remember Benjamin Franklin’s advice: “it is in the first Place necessary to be careful in preserving Health (1786).”

Kind regards,

The Benjamin Franklin House Team


Benjamin Franklin House is open to the public on Mondays and Wednesday – Sunday offering a unique visitor experience.

The Historical Experience runs from Wednesday – Sunday: The eighteenth century spaces serve as stage for a drama that seamlessly blends live interpretation and cutting edge sound, lighting, and visual projection to tell the rich story of Franklin in London.

Architectural Tours run on Mondays: Explore the Georgian features of House, along with its fascinating history encompassing Franklin’s long residence (1757-1775), the Hewson anatomy school, and the comprehensive conservation project that saved it from dereliction.

More information and how to book can be found below.

Historical Experience

The Historical Experience presents the excitement and uncertainty of Franklin’s London years using rooms where so much took place as staging for a drama that seamlessly integrates live performance, cutting edge lighting, sound and visual projection.
Cost: Under 16s – Free, Adults – £8, Concessions – £4/£6

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Architectural Tour

The Architectural Tour explores the Georgian features of House, along with its fascinating history encompassing Franklin’s long residence (1757-1775), the Hewson anatomy school, and the comprehensive conservation project that saved it from dereliction.
Cost: Under 16s – Free, Adults – £6, Concessions – £3/£4

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