The Benjamin Franklin House will be opening its doors for a night-time architectural tour of the Grade I listed townhouse.
Step back in time and experience the house exactly as Franklin did in the 18th-century: by flickering candlelight.
In case you don't know who he is, Franklin acted as a middle-man between the British government and the American colonies before they achieved independence, and later acted as an official representative of the newly independent state, helping to draft the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
Craig has written a review of the Benjamin Franklin House on his blog, which you might like to read before you go.
> Craig’s review of Benjamin Franklin House – “Benjamin Franklin's House is the kind of place you don't notice even when you're staring at it. For something that's called the "first American Embassy", you might be hoping for something a little bit grand, but it's basically just a townhouse in a side street off Charing Cross. Franklin was just a normal guy back then, negotiating between the government and… continued”
Imaginary Cities — British Library – 5 Apr &38211; 14 Jul 2019 – A small exhibition that uses digital technology to transform the library's collection of historic maps to create fictional cityscapes
Mary Quant — Victoria & Albert Museum – 6 Apr 2019 to 16 Feb 2020 – An exhibition of dresses by the iconic fashion designer Mary Quant who became synonymous with the Swinging Sixties
Easter egg trail at the Bank of England Museum – 8 to 18 Apr 2019 – Your kids can win a little prize if they manage to complete the easter egg trail at the Bank of England Museum.
Edvard Munch — Love And Angst – 11 Apr to 21 Jul 2019 – The British Museum will be putting on the largest exhibition of Edvard Munch's prints in the UK for nearly half-a-century
Whiskey tasting at Dr Johnson’s House – 25 Apr 2019 – Enjoy six different Scotch whiskies in honour of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell's tour of Scotland in 1773
Writing — Making Your Mark – 26 Apr to 27 Aug 2019 – This exhibition will explore the history of writing from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs right up to our modern communication tools
Sir John Soane — Building the Bank of England – 13 May to 8 Nov 2019 – See some of Sir John Soane's designs and learn how the architect was inspired by the ancient world
If you enjoy Benjamin Franklin House then you might like to visit Charles Dickens Museum (walk it in 24 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Russell Square), Dr. Johnson’s House (walk it in 20 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Temple) and Keats’ House (catch the train from Charing Cross to Hampstead)
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