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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 2014

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

Download our 2014 Events Guide



Family Day: Hallowe’en at Benjamin Franklin House
Tuesday 28 October, 4-5pm

As Hallowe’en approaches, brave the dimly lit corridors and creaking floorboards of this 18th century Georgian house for ghostly games and scary stories told by Benjamin Franklin’s friend Polly Hewson. Dress up and be ready to trick-or-treat, otherwise the lady of the House may not let you enter…
£5 per child, free for adults


Thanksgiving Dinner
LOCATION: Clothworkers' Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AH
Thursday 27 November, 7.30pm

An American Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings will take place at the magnificent Clothworkers’ Hall. Roast turkey (and stuffing and 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.
Tickets: £75 Adult/ £35 Child

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Thanksgiving Dinner 2013


Christmas garland

Annual Friends and Neighbours Christmas Party
Wednesday 10 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 13 December, 10.30am-12pm

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.
£5 per child, free for adults

Children's Xmas Party