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Dennis Severs' House

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Address: 18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
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+44 20 7247 4013
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18:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon 18:00 - 21:00
Wed 18:00 - 21:00
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Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life...

Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.

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Perhaps the most unusual London museum you will encounter. An art installation you can walk through and experience. Well worth a visit for something unique. If you can get there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Preston UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's hard to describe this experience...but I'll give it a go. It's an old house with period rooms set up to seem as if there is currently a family living there. The tour is entirely by candle light and in silence. The idea is you are imagining you are back in time - and that's how I felt. Very cool... More 

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Preston UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps the most unusual London museum you will encounter. An art installation you can walk through and experience. Well worth a visit for something unique. If you can get there after dusk so much the better. One piece of advice is that opening times are short and you would be advised to book ahead.

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you think of England and the English as having an eccentric, and fusty side, and you want to share this with someone, take them here. It is unique. I don't imagine you could spend much more than a hour or two unless you bring a sketchpad but it is an interesting distraction for a dull day. Also Spitalfields market... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a 7pm booking on Friday evening,cost £15pp.The visit lasts approx 45-60 mins.The self conducted tour around 10 rooms is done in silence.Each room,candle lit ,some with real fires burning in old grates,looks as if it's occupants have just left the room.You can hear their voices,clocks ticking and sounds from rooms above that makes you feel... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Silent Night visit in the evening and enjoyed the 'no speaking' rule which did allow us to absorb the atmosphere of this unique house and its living history. Fascinating but none of the expected noises materialised, apart from a striking clock, and neither any smells apart from smoke from fires. My anticipation was unfulfilled as I... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went yesterday with five friends not really knowing what to expect but would strongly recommend a visit. The stairs are a bit daunting but it's strange to see how people lived with so little light. The cat was lovely!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our USA friends on a journey back to the 1820's with an hour creeping through the 'locked in time' Dennis Seavers house. My second experience so I could linger longer in each room and take in the experience. For thoses that want a little insight of what might be behind those old London weaver houses of the 1800...dont... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really fantastic. My 14 year old son and I visited and loved it. You visit a townhouse lit by candle light. It is kind of like walking into a history text book 4D experience. You can hear the people of the house talking and you can hear the horse and carriages outside the windows. I love the way it was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a completely unique experience and unlike anything I have come across before. I love the fact London has gems like this just waiting to be discovered. The creator was a genius with an eye for detail I can't get my head around. Walking around taking in the smells and sounds by candlelight in silence is eerie and evocative... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This visit has stayed with me for days and made me very grateful to be living in the 21st century. You enter the house, are asked not to speak, and move from room to room in silence, looking at objects and taking in as much as you can from the clutter of other lives. Each room is set up to... More 

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