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Quiet Session – Ben Franklin’s Scientific Adventures @ Keswick Museum, Cumbria

November 19, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ben Franklin’s Scientific Adventures

Interested in the history of science?

Fancy learning about experiments in the Lake District hundreds of years ago?

Join us for a family-fun FREE hands-on exploration of an extraordinary chapter in scientific history – marking the 250th anniversary of the American scientist Benjamin Franklin’s visit to the Lakes in 1772. See the video for a little bit of background…

Together we’ll learn about some of the ground-breaking experiments Franklin and his friends were doing two and a half centuries ago. We’ll explore why oil and water work the way they do and discover how to grow salt crystals.

We’ll also be joined by staff from the Benjamin Franklin House, London, who’ll guide us on a virtual tour of Franklin’s only surviving home!

Bookable sessions will run hourly from 11am to 3pm. A quiet session will run at 2pm for those who feel more comfortable in quieter environment.

Drop-ins on the day are welcome, but spaces for each session is limited – so advanced booking is recommended on Eventbrite.

Suited to family audiences of all ages.



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Keswick Museum
Keswick, CA12 4NF United Kingdom + Google Map
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