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Benjamin Franklin House

What will students see and do?

If you’re looking for a top London day out, head to Benjamin Franklin House at 36 Craven Street, Charing Cross. This museum is based on the life and work of founding father Benjamin Franklin.

Children can take part in an interactive walkthrough of historic rooms, accompanied by Franklin’s landlady Polly. They can also enjoy fun hands-on activities. Visit the medical history room to learn about Polly’s anatomist husband, Dr William Hewson, and find out why bones were found in the basement.

Pupils can also observe live science demonstrations. Education days take place every Tuesday in the Student Science Centre.

Teaching resources provided

Free, specially tailored resources to support pre-visit learning and post-visit assessment can be provided. This includes an informative, animated Powerpoint presentation styled as a comic book, with accompanying activity ideas.

Minimum and maximum group size

Maximum 30 students per session.

Details of risk assessment

A risk assessment can be provided. Teachers are welcome to conduct their own assessment in person.


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Facilities on-site

Toilets and a gift shop are available. Large bags can be stored at reception.

Opening times

School sessions run each Tuesday from 10.30am-12pm or 1pm-2.30pm



School visits to Benjamin Franklin House are completely free of charge.

Travel arrangements

The nearest underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment.

The bus routes that stop on the Strand are 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176.


36 Craven St, London

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