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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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Amazing, totally different experience

This is not a museum. It's an experience. An amazing one. You enter an XVIII century family home... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2016
Filipa_Campilho
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Lisbon
Spellbinding

Even better than my expectations. I wanted to see inside one of these old houses but Dennis Severs... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2016
Janet B
,
Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
Spitalfields
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is not a museum. It's an experience. An amazing one. You enter an XVIII century family home and experience the way of living of that time. It's a time capsule. Do not miss it in your next visit to London. Ckeck the schedules. It...More

1  Thank Filipa_Campilho
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Even better than my expectations. I wanted to see inside one of these old houses but Dennis Severs house is so much more than a museum. Go with an open mind. Go with a vivid immagination. Prepare to immerse your soul in the atmosphere. Go...More

1  Thank Janet B
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Haunting art experience. The Dennis Severs' House is a brilliant installation piece. The house and contents offer a still life of an imagined time and place that visitors can carefully meander through, sensing and hearing the house's occupants who seem present but perhaps are in...More

1  Thank Rod G
Reviewed July 1, 2016

Glad I'm not the only person who found it condescending. If it were just the staff, I probably could've ignored it. (Man at front door acted like he was doing us a favor letting us in. Then, actually didn't tell us where to begin the...More

9  Thank Nicole_Higgins
Reviewed June 30, 2016

With no mid-point between "very good" and "average" on the Tripadvisor scale, I'll give it a "3". It was quite good, and we might go back one Christmas to see it decorated, but I wouldn't bother to make a detour. We were too late to...More

4  Thank sueduncBATH
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Visiting this house is an experience you don't want to miss. Kudos for this incredible and immersive place. I wish I could have visited this place at night. If you're a student, the price is only £5!

2  Thank Nick1199
Reviewed June 23, 2016

It was great to get to see the inside of interior of one of these old weavers houses. The experience is marred by the condescending notes saying "Can you see it" as if you are somehow lacking if you don't. Nobody wants to say "Yes...More

4  Thank KAW687
Reviewed June 21, 2016

This place is nonesense and amazing. I love it. The man who created it was clearly a little bit nutty - there is a lovingly placed yankees hat amidst 16th C things, for instance. You have to go with the right attitude. Take the silence...More

Thank Willa B
Reviewed June 20, 2016

One has to queue to be allowed in. No serious order in the rooms-a jumble of eras-some interesting things but little about how the Silk Weavers followed their trade. Think the National Trust did a much better job with the Back to Back houses in...More

1  Thank liz1910
Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a brilliantly curious visit. I really appreciate what is being created and the movement of still life stories through various centuries is really interesting and fun when you get into the mind set of 'how' to look at it and see the stories....More

1  Thank SarahandRichP
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Samanlodhi
July 10, 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
May 9, 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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OldMominCT
December 25, 2015|
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Response from monkeymonkeyyou | Reviewed this property |
When we visited there was a French guy and his eight or nine year old daughter. She seemed to love the place and its idiosyncracies. Some of the guides pointed out hidden things to her and set off a canary mechanical toy... More
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