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Dennis Severs' House, London

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#54 of 252 in Museums in London
Dennis Severs' House in Folgate Street, London is a "still-life drama" created by the previous owner Dennis Severs as a "historical imagination" of what life would have been like inside for a family of Huguenot silk weavers. It is a Grade II listed Georgian terraced house in Spitalfields in the East End, Central London, England. From 1979 to 1999 it was lived in by Dennis Severs, who gradually recreated the rooms as a time capsule in the style of former centuries. It is now open to the public.

The motto of the house is Aut Visum Aut Non!: "You either see it or you don't."
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  • We went to this house at 5.00 today, having been recommended by a friend. Check their website for opening times. The house is lit by candles and the visit is made in silence to retain the atmosphere.....  more »
  • Enjoyed it very much - incredibly atmospheric. Really carefully managed to enable guests to walk around alone or in very small groups. The lighting (or lack of it) added greatly to creating what felt....  more »
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  • There is nothing else like it! A journey back in time inside this wonderfully atmospheric old house. You will hear voices, experience sounds and smells, but never quite get to glimpse the occupants. But you will feel that they are there, sometimes having just left a room before you enter, as evidenced by the half eaten meal left on the table and the glass of wine nearby. An experience not to be missed!
  • Great experience, strongly recommend. Book before arriving as they only take a set number of people at a time. Check hours per day as someone still lives in the building and viewings are scheduled around him (which is one of the many crazy things linked to this experience).

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