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Benjamin Franklin House

In the heart of London is Benjamin Franklin House, the world's only remaining Franklin home. For nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Dr Benjamin Franklin - scientist, inventor, writer, diplomat, Founding Father of the United States and more - lived behind its doors. Built circa 1730, it is now a dynamic museum. The Historical Experience presents the excitement of Franklin's London years through live audio-visual performance. This dramatic tapestry, featuring the words of Franklin, removes the traditional distance between museum and visitor, bringing a sense of the urgency and innovation that characterised his life in Britain. It reveals Franklin's intertwining of experimentation with personal and social responsibility, illuminating the Age of Enlightenment he helped to create.

36 Craven Street, London
WC2N 5NF
Tel: 020 7839 2006
Opening Times: Open Wednesday to Monday: 10.30am - 5.30pm.
Historical Shows (45mins) Wed-Sun, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm; Architectural Tours (25mins) Mon at same times.
Entry Charges: Adult £7, Under 16 Free, Concessions £5.

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