Partner events in London

Throughout the year, our partner properties host a range of exhibitions and events for you to enjoy, helping you squeeze even more value out of your membership in London. We’ve selected our top picks below, and don’t forget that National Trust members get 50% discount on entry.

Benjamin Franklin House - The Walking Tour 

Every Wednesday at 10:30am, starting from 36 Craven Street, on this tour you will discover Franklin’s connections to the Palace of Westminster, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, and the Royal Society of Arts in a new, fun and informative walking tour. Walking tours cost £5.00 per adult, no concessions apply (under 16s go free). To make a booking please contact Braena Sykes - info@BenjaminFranklinHouse.org / 0207 839 2006

Shakespeare in the 18th Century: Johnson, Garrick and Friends 

his new exhibition focuses on 'Shakespeare in the 18th century’ and celebrates the 250th anniversary of Johnson's critical edition of Shakespeare's plays, delving in to the works of two of the greatest wordsmiths in the English Language. Accompanying this is a lively programme of talks, tours and performances. Running until 28 November 2015

Made in China at the Fan Museum 

An exciting collaborative project between the Fan Museum and Hong Kong-based author, collector and philanthropist, Edwin Mok. The Museum’s rich collection of Chinese export fans will be augmented with highlights from the Edrina Collection alongside porcelain and lacquerware lent by the Oriental Museum, Durham. This event will culminate in December to an illustrated talk by Helene Alexander MBE, the Fan Museum’s founder, on the rise and fall of Chinese export fans. From 5 September - 31 December 2015

The Fallen Women at the Foundling Museum

This exhibition explores the myth and reality of the ‘fallen woman’, revealing the untold stories of the women who gave up their babies to the Foundling Hospital. The Fallen Woman places the stories of Victorian women who petitioned the Foundling Hospital to take their illegitimate babies into care, alongside images of ‘fallen’ women from paintings, drawings and newspaper illustrations, giving a voice to those popularly portrayed in art and the media at the time. Paintings by major 19th century artists will be on display, including documents from the Foundling Hospital archive. From 25 September 2015 – 3 January 2016.