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Benjamin Franklin House, London

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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 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.

School visitors explore the Student Science Centre featuring hands-on experimentation with Franklin's London scientific discoveries, juxtaposing past and present knowledge.

The top floor Robert H. Smith Scholarship Centre is a focal point in Europe for Franklin and Franklin-related study, featuring a full set of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin, as catalogued by Yale University, and an active symposia programme.
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  • I didn’t have particular expectations about this. I was looking for something different to spend time with friends and then go for tea after. This was certainly very different. The style of the tour s...  more »
  • Enjoyable experience. Although no furniture in rooms, the tour is about Benjamin Franklin and the house itself. All written history information on boards in first room you are taken to and a 10 minute...  more »
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  • Check online what tours they offer on which days. I had more of a history tour which explained Franklin’s many stays in London and his personal life. I was expecting an architectural tour of the house that would explain the history of each room, its purpose, and any modifications over the years.
  • Worth a stop by! It’s wild that this house is the only remaining home of Benjamin Franklin. The combination of technology, story telling, and the real life tour guide is interesting. The outside is easy to miss! Definitely take time to use the restroom - the original stove is in there, ha!
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