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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

Mondays and Wednesdays - Sundays 10:30am - 5pm. Shows and tours start at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 15:15pm, 16:15pm.

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