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Dennis Severs' House

18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
+44 20 7247 4013
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Quirky, atmospheric and charming 3D still life

The concept of this house can be a little hard to grasp, but it is essentially an evocative series... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
Corb2000
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Disappointing

My sister and I love visiting house museums and enjoy immersive types of theater (think Sleep No... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Nerdalie
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NYC
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Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
Spitalfields
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

The concept of this house can be a little hard to grasp, but it is essentially an evocative series of set piece rooms dressed to appear as if they were still in use by the house's (imaginary) occupants through the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries....More

1  Thank Corb2000
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My sister and I love visiting house museums and enjoy immersive types of theater (think Sleep No More). We had high expectations for Dennis Severs' House but were disappointed by the experience. Where to start? The notes asking if we were "getting it" felt condescending,...More

6  Thank Nerdalie
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Not allowed to talk in the museum. Just walk around and get the atmosphere from a hugenot family life. A special and interesting experience.

1  Thank Rune S
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

The house is open only at certain times so you need to check the website before you go. It is a magical place where time stands still. Once inside you are not allowed to speak or take photographs - you are able to enjoy silence...More

Thank Baron623
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

My fiancé found out about this house by chance and the fact you can go on Mondays for only £10 without a booking. What a treasure we only waited 10 mins and the walk around tour took maybe 20mins but well worth it as it's...More

Thank Miles C
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Close your lips.Keep them tightly shut.Allow your sight,touch,smell,hearing and most importantly-your imagination to immerse you in the past and lead you round this visceral collection.Has to be experienced to be understood.Flickering light encapsulates the period and leaves imprinted memories.Wow!

Thank mary v
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a seventeenth century house that was lovingly restores by Californian Anglophile Dennis Severs. Instead of aiming for trad conservation he created an amazing experience. Each of the house's ten rooms is created as a perfect diorama from a different period of its life....More

2  Thank Simonr1295
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I had read in advance what the house was about and what we would see, but it hadn't occurred to me that my adult daughter wouldn't have anything to read about the exhibits, or that I wouldn't be allowed to explain it to her as...More

2  Thank SallyT63
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

In and out in 20 mins. I love a museum & was recommended by a friend who goes twice a year every year. For us there wasn't enough info about what we were seeing. Just written scalds of "why are you reading this" type scorned...More

4  Thank 791dh
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

The house is decorated with different rooms with interior from 1724 - 1914 (each room with it's own period) and spread over several floors. They have tried to create the sensation that you enter all the rooms just as the inhabitants has left. We visited...More

2  Thank Morten R
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MarbellaSpainPatsy
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Response from Loulou174 | Reviewed this property |
Starts at £15.00 per person. Different experiences available. Check the website for full information.
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Samanlodhi
10 July 2016|
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Response from extased | Reviewed this property |
It'd spoil the experience to have your camera out - the whole point is you're stepping back in time
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sadiedog2015
9 May 2016|
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Response from deabs8 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that reservations are required and that those reservations are at night. It does look cool at nighttime. The darkness helps the ambiance too. :)
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