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Home to Benjamin Franklin between 1757 and 1775, 36 Craven Street is the location where the famous US statesman conducted numerous important experiments such as measuring the effects of the Gulf Stream, exploring Daylight Saving Time and inventing bi-focal lenses. In 1998 the house was restored and transformed into a historical and biographical museum.

Benjamin Franklin House
36 Craven Street
WC2N 5NF London

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Science & Technology Specialized & Alternative



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Opening hours

Monday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm

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0 - 15 Free
Adults £8.00
Reduced £6.00

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36 Craven Street, London, England


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