Benjamin Franklin House - Modern Facilities

Modern Facilities

The "Historical Experience" includes an actor portraying historical characters associated with the house along with dialog, sound, lighting and special effects. The character used in the "Historical Experience" is Polly Hewson, daughter of Franklin's landlady who became a "second daughter" to Franklin.

The "Student Science Centre" allows students to re-create experiments from Franklin's sojourn in London. It includes a Medical History Room (focused on the medical research work of William Hewson (surgeon), a Discovery Room (containing historical artifacts) and a Demonstration Room (in which students can replicate Franklin's experiments).

The Benjamin Franklin House is open to school visits on Tuesdays. Although designed for key stage 2 students, visits can be tailored for students of all key stages. These educational visits are offered free of charge.

The "Scholarship Centre" on the top floor of the House is a centre for study of the many subjects Franklin pursued.

Benjamin Franklin House additionally runs an annual Literary Prize in which people interpret a Benjamin Franklin quote in its significance today.

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