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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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A wonderful attempt at a museum as art

This building and its contents are set up as a work of art albeit full of antiques. As an immersive... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
David W
Lake District, United Kingdom

This place is so fantastic but you must book you can't just turn up , do it on line it's fairly... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
+44 20 7247 4013
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

This building and its contents are set up as a work of art albeit full of antiques. As an immersive work of art it is detailed and well thought out but in common with many innovative works like this it can be difficult to grasp...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This place is so fantastic but you must book you can't just turn up , do it on line it's fairly easy Oh where to start you walk through the door and step back in time!!! To the 17th-18th century and its disheveled like they...More

2  Thank lorrainem134
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This small museum is not open regularly, but we visited on one of the open days. It us interesting, but it didn't tick the boxes for us. A rather eclectic mix of items. The whole place is something of an art installation, which we just...More

2  Thank Alan F
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The warning in the leaflet about 18 Folgate Street that I was handed as I left - it is a mistake to trivialise or pigeonhole the experience ....... as ideal for ... visiting tourists or bored company director's wives (sic) - is patronising in the...More

2  Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A good afternoon's visit to Dennis Severs' house - an unusual Museum, with bits of reality - half-full wine glasses, napkins on chairs, fruit half- eaten, etc. as if family had just popped out for a minute. Rather dark - only candle-lit, as it would...More

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Had intended to visit the house for a number of years but, as it is only open on certain days, this was the first time that a visit to London had coincided with an opening time. We were not disappointed, its hard to describe the...More

1  Thank JustWol
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have been meaning to visit this house for years and finally did so yesterday. Monday lunchtime at 12.00 is my recommendation and no booking is needed. The staff are really nice and courteous too.

2  Thank Agachi_11
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I really enjoyed the "silent" experience, and I did feel transported back in time. However, I thought 15 pounds was bit pricey. I don't know if I'd make a trip to the area only for this house, but you could make an afternoon of it...More

Thank JudyLemke
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Literary connection THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick. I learned about this house from the epilogue of that book and added the house tour to my London itinerary. Unique. I am so glad I did. The sensory experience of walking through the rooms of the house...More

1  Thank Sue Ellen R
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Very atmospheric. Go in mid-winter for the best experience. I can still remember the smell of the house.

Thank tanno1992
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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
10 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. :)
26 December 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