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A visit to Benjamin Franklin House is completely free for schools and other education groups. A visit is ideal for supporting the UK National Curriculum's Science, English, design & technology and history study units. Although particularly relevant to key stage 2 (6 to 10 year-olds), a visit can be tailored for all key stages, providing curriculum enrichment opportunities for pupils with a wide variety of interests.

  • Science stimulates pupils' curiosity about the world around them and satisfies such curiosity with knowledge. At Benjamin Franklin House children develop critical and creative thought, understanding how major scientific ideas contribute to technological and cultural change
  • English is a prime language for communication. Its literature is rich and influential, reflecting the experience of varied people throughout time and from distinct lands. A prime feature of each class visit is the Historical Experience (special tour of the House), where pupils develop listening and speaking skills in order to express themselves creatively and imaginatively
  • Design and technology helps children become individual and team problem solvers. The second key component of a class visit is the Student Science Centre, where pupils question and test a variety of different Franklin-related inventions and ideas
  • History is central to learning. At Benjamin Franklin House children learn about life in Georgian London and the advent of modern medicine, considering how the past influences the present and shapes the future

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School Pack (PDF file)
Find the information and materials you need to turn your school visit to Benjamin Franklin House in to an unforgettable day

Educational Visit Booking Form (PDF file)
Entry to the museum is free, but educational groups need to book at least two weeks in advance. Click here for an educational visit booking form

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We are pleased to be the recipient of a Daughters of the American Revolution Special Projects Grant supporting the delivery of engaging educational workshops for London school children during the 2012-13 academic year