Benjamin Franklin House

Date of building: c. 1730

36 Craven Street

Making a visit

Phone: 0207 839 2006

In the heart of London, just steps from famed Trafalgar Square, is Benjamin Franklin House, the world's only remaining Franklin home. For nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Dr Benjamin Franklin - scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor, Founding Father of the United States and more - lived behind its doors. Benjamin Franklin House, built circa 1730, is now open to the public as a dynamic museum and educational facility.

Significant Inhabitants

Benjamin Franklin, William Hewson

Opening Hours

Timed entry: Monday guided tours and Wednesday-Sunday Historical Experience shows at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm. We welcome group visits for up to 15 people per tour or show. Tuesdays open only to pre-booked education groups.

Entrance Fee

Monday Tours: Under 16s free/ £3.50 adults. Historical Experience: Under 16s free/ £7 adults/ £5 concessions.


Rail: Charing Cross

Tube: Charing Cross and Embankment

Bus: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91, 176


Period rooms yes
Museum Exhibition yes
Café no
Education program yes
Wheelchair access no
Disabled toilets no
Baby Changing no
Public Events yes
Private Room Hire yes
Shop yes