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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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Cluttered nightmare but interesting...

I had wanted to go see this museum for over a year. I booked the Christmas Candlelight tour... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Oprah47
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London, United Kingdom
Wonderful - if this is what you really like

I can see from the other reveiws that this is either something for you or not. An absolutely... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
Old007
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Canterbury, 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
Spitalfields
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

I had wanted to go see this museum for over a year. I booked the Christmas Candlelight tour. Overall impression was no one was this messy or lived in this hoarded cluttered mess. The place felt haunted and I had a few clutter nightmares for...More

1  Thank Oprah47
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

I can see from the other reveiws that this is either something for you or not. An absolutely beautiful reclaimed georgian house - teeming full of knick knacks and ephemora imagined as part of it's history. No electricity, only coal fires and candles. You walk...More

3  Thank Old007
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Everything about this is just a bit different: from your admission to the property, to how to experience the inside ambience, the silence, the candles, the junk, the ceiling holes, the art, the sayings and the feeling in some rooms that you had walked into...More

1  Thank Killeboy
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of friends, out of the 12 of us one loved it, one thought it was a waste of time (me) and the others were bemused. This is basically a series of rooms stuffed with a random collection of a junk shops...More

5  Thank missjar
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Step over the threshold and be transported to another world - a candle-lit, crackling fires evocation of another age. Wonder at the staging of each room and, at the very top, hear the tolling bell telling of Victoria's accession. Step out into the 21st century...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We visited this evening, and I was unsure what to expect given the recent mixed reviews. However, we really enjoyed the experience. It isn't a museum, it's an experience. The sounds are authentic and unobtrusive - I really liked the sounds of the carriages, the...More

1  Thank Francesca S
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Sunday we waited 45 minutes in freezing cold weather. Denis Severs was an American and the motto of the house tells it all. We did not "Get it" First going downstairs our eyes were not accustomed to the dark so fearful where we trip. The...More

1  Thank MicheleColette
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Be advised, the content of the website is somewhat misleading. A degree of poetic license and hyperbole has been employed to embellish something that is not quite as the advertising would have you believe. You are exhorted to submit to your imagination and immerse yourself...More

2  Thank Josh H
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

I can not write something new regarding visit, which ist not already written. It was very positive and unusual experience. I just want to add some remarks regarding visit with children. We booked the "Silent night" visit with two kids 6 & 8 eight years...More

Thank Igor P
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Moderate entry fee,at a quite central location. It's a bit different from other recreation houses, as it's not just a visual experience. We did a day tour, self-guided, with no booking. The way it's conceived makes it an immersive experience, with plenty of detail to...More

Thank Leticia G
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MarbellaSpainPatsy
30 December 2017|
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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
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. :)
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