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18 Stafford Terrace - The Sambourne Family Home

18 Stafford Terrace, London W8 7BH, England
+44 20 7602 3316
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Brilliant tour

We joined the Saturday morning tour with the housekeeper as our guide. We started with a short... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
hillfieldjp
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Gloucester
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Victorian interior preserved

A house close to Kensington High Street that has its Victorian interior preserved. The two ladies... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
J_Jarndyce
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Durham, United Kingdom
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"victorian era"
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"costumed tour"
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"introductory video"
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"actress playing"
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"short film"
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"late victorian"
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"house interior"
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"william morris wallpaper"
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"family life"
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"step back in time"
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"kensington high street"
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"their lives"
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"holland park"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We joined the Saturday morning tour with the housekeeper as our guide. We started with a short film explaining how the house became a visitor attraction introduced by Lord Snowdon. Our housekeeper guide was excellent. She knew so much about the house and interacted with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A house close to Kensington High Street that has its Victorian interior preserved. The two ladies in charge were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made our visit a delight.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This amazingly preserved Victorian house just has to be seen! It offered so much more than I was expecting. 4 floors of preserved Victorian rooms, as the Sambourne's lived in it. The actress playing the part of Marion Sambourne was just excellent! We wandered around...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour with the actress in the role of Victorian lady of the house was worth doing. The house itself is interesting and full of original Victorian antiques, so worth a visit in any event. However the actress made the whole experience for us...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating example of Victorian family life above stairs, unfortunately the below stairs is no longer as it was The conducted tour is first class lasting a full 90 minutes beginning with a 10 min introduction video setting the scene

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Quirky and unusual house. Elevated by committed, helpful and knowledgeable staff who clearly care about what they do. If you have an hour to spare in the area go there.

1  Thank melvin K
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The museum is in an original Victorian terrace house but what makes it so unusual is that the contents from that period are intact. It is crammed full of victoriana and there is barely a spare space on the walls because there are so many...More

1  Thank FelixStowe10
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I was fortunate to have a conducted tour with a small group of friends. The tour lasts 1.5 hours. I live in a similar tall, narrow Victorian house, but it has been modernised (up to a point). This house has much of the original decorations,...More

Thank Wyn G
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

You have to book a tour to visit here and it is well worth it. The introductory video is very informative and our guide was excellent. A real step back in time. The house is on five floors so isn't suitable for people who can't...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I went along with a friend to do the costumed tour of 18 Stafford Terrace and had no idea what to expect, but it was so great learning more about the Sambournes and seeing how they lived. It's impressive how well the house has been...More

1  Thank aderynnn
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Bruce P
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It might also be useful to know that they put a notice outside on the railings when it is actually open. Otherwise you might wonder if you have the right time or day...
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Sheila C
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I'm fairly sure that I carried my handbag round the house with me. I think they really mean things like rucksacks. The area is very secure as the public have to be admitted / access is controlled - they cannot just wander... More
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