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To book for any event, please phone our box office +44 (0) 207 925 1405 (open 10.30am-5pm everyday except Tuesday) or send a cheque made payable to 'Friends of Benjamin Franklin House' along with the name of the event/date to Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NF. Friends, students, and those over 65 are entitled to a concessionary rate.

Many of our events have a limited capacity so we advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment. For information about our events programme please email

Benjamin Franklin House Events 2015

Join us for fascinating Franklinesque events: from family workshops, to lectures and our annual 4th July party!

Download our 2015 Events Guide


Thanksgiving Dinner

LOCATION: Clothworkers' Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AH

Thursday 26 November, 7:30pm

An American Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings will take place at magnificent Clothworkers’ Hall. Roast turkey (and stuffing, vegetables, and of course pumpkin pie) will be a highlight. Franklin, in addition to suggesting the turkey become one of America’s national symbols, practised cooking it as part of his early work on electricity.

80 Adult/45 Child

Click here for the Booking Form

For further information or to book, please call +44 (0)20 7839 2006 or email



Annual Friends and Neighbours Christmas Party

Wednesday 9 December, 6-8pm

Celebrate the festive season with friends of the House and our Craven Street neighbours. In the great British holiday tradition, enjoy a mince pie and a glass or two of homemade mulled wine!

Free – RSVP to

Family Day: Children's Christmas Party

Saturday 12 December, 10.30am*

With Christmas just around the corner, children will discover the magic of the holiday – 18th century style – with crafts and treats. Sing along to festive classics such as ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Jingle Bells’ with accompaniment on the glass armonica, Franklin’s musical instrument. Enjoy mince pies and deck the halls with a Christmas wreath to make and take home!

Suitable for 5 -11 year olds.

Free, but donations welcome! – Advanced booking recommended: Eventbrite: Children's Christmas Party

*Please note this event has SOLD OUT