Friends of Benjamin Franklin House

Benjamin Franklin House World of Possibilities Campaign

We aim to create an endowment to ensure long-term sustainability of Benjamin Franklin House, a dynamic museum and educational facility.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from to




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



We advance education for the public benefit through a Historical Experience that makes real the life and times of Benjamin Franklin at 36 Craven Street; a Student Science Centre for young people that encourages Franklin’s spirit of enquiry and brings children together to foster cross-cultural understanding and dialogue and British-American relations; and a Scholarship Centre for scholars, adult learners, and others, as a focal point in Europe for Benjamin Franklin and Franklin-related research. As a small, independent organisation, we have done well to raise funding to conserve the world’s only remaining Franklin home and to meet our operational costs to date which have resulted in over 20,000 visitors, including 3,000 school children who have participated in our programs free of charge. However, to ensure we can fulfill our mission for the future, we have launched a £4 million endowment campaign, co-chaired by US Ambassador to Britain, Robert Tuttle and British Ambassador to the US, Sir Nigel Sheinwald. The endowment will aid ongoing operations and new developments including a Sister Schools initiative providing cross-cultural exchange and learning for children from British and American schools. A World of Possibilities is supported by Benjamin Franklin House Foundation, an independent and active organization in the United States and bolstered by an Advisory Group of Congressional and Parliamentary leaders and an Educational Panel of leading scholars. Each gift, up to a total of £150,000, will also be matched by donor, Mr. Robert H. Smith! Your support for A World of Possibilities will ensure Benjamin Franklin House serves as an important legacy to the values associated with Franklin for generations to come.