Benjamin Franklin House

About

In the heart of London, just steps from Trafalgar Square, is Benjamin Franklin House. For nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Dr Benjamin Franklin - scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor, Founding Father of the United States and more - lived behind its doors. The house offers visitors the historical experience of the life and times of Franklin as well as a Student Science Centre and a Scholarship Centre.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: £3.50 to £7.00 (USD5.11) per ticket
Child Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Concession Ticket: £5.00 (USD7.31) per ticket

Access to the Scholarship Centre and Student Science Centre is free.

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Opening Times:

Historical Experience shows run Wednesday - Sunday at:

12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15 and 16:15

Architectural tours run on Mondays at:

12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15 and 16:15

Venue Details & Map

Benjamin Franklin House

Address
36 Craven Street
London
WC2N 5NG
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7839 2006
Public transport:
Tube: Charing Cross or Embankment
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Benjamin Franklin House

3.0 out of 5 26 March 2016
by Everett Z.

I did the "historical experience" but I think I might have preferred the "architectural tour." The historical experience consists of a woman in a period costume who plays the part of Franklin's landlady and takes you from room to room, in each of which ceiling-mounted projectors display ambient images against the walls and an audio soundtrack plays through speakers. The woman who played...more

4.0 out of 5 31 July 2015
by Nancy H.

Having just finished Walter Issacson's book on Franklin, I was interested in seeing where he lived while in London. Although the house has none of the original furnishings through a combination of audio, video and live acting the story came alive in a unique way. It was entertaining and interesting. To move from room to room while the actress spoke as though part of the video. You learned...more

5.0 out of 5 22 June 2015
by Kemi A.

This is a true hidden gem a few minutes away from Trafalgar Square. I didn't know about Ben's house until a friend suggested I try it when I visited London. It's a small place with a lot of history. I took the Historical Tour which included actors in garb. It was about an hour long and I enjoyed it. This is a great thing to do if you have any free time in London.more

1.0 out of 5 18 June 2015
by Andres P.

It's not ready a place I would recommend let's put it this way the best thing about the house is the outsidemore

3.0 out of 5 23 May 2014
by Marlon T.

I came here because it was a part of the London Pass. I thought that I could just walk through the house and see signs that said like, "this is where Benjamin Franklin pooped" or something. If you want to walk through the rooms, you have to go on a tour with people. The tour lasts about 45 minutes. It's a somewhat interesting tour, unique by the fact that there are people who are dressed up in...more

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