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Benjamin Franklins House, 36 Craven Street

Benjamin Franklins House, 36 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NF View on map

A 1730s terraced house with c1792 alterations. Part of the Craven family's 18th century development of their Brewhouse estate. Listed Grade I for historical associations, retaining a majority of original features (central staircase; lathing; 18th century panelling; stoves; windows; fittings; beams; brick, etc.) 'unimproved' over time. The world's only remaining home of the diplomat, scientist, inventor, writer, and philosopher Benjamin Franklin. The house is a museum and educational facility.


Opening Arrangements

Monday and Wednesday - Sunday. Open from 10.30am, shows start from 12pm, with Architectural Tours on Mondays and Historical Experience shows running Wednesday to Saturday at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm. The house is closed the 25th and 26th of December and the 1st of January.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £8
  • Child: Free
  • Other Charges: £6


Situated behind Charing Cross station. Rail: Charing Cross. Tube: Charing Cross and Embankment. Bus: routes 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a , 91 and 176 all stop on the Strand.

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: No
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes