Step into an 18th & 19th Century Timecapsule - Dennis Severs' House

Ever wished you could step into the past? 

This is no museum, this is a house transformed into a “still life drama” which will provide you with a rare moment in which to become as lost in another time as you are in your own time.

Dennis Severs' House in Folgate Street is a "still-life drama" created by the previous owner as an "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. 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.

Upon entering in groups we will be given the introductory information/setting of the scene. This house is a still life drama in which we will be the passive participants, following the intro we walk around the house in peace and allow ourselves to be transported back to the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Entrance is £10 per person 

The house will be open for our group only between 11am and midday

Any questions or for more information please refer to or ask below.

Your organiser 

PS Transportation into another time is not guaranteed with this visit – that’s why it’s only £10

PPS This week is half term so the surrounding area may be quite busy, but we will have early access to this house until 12pm when it opens to the public.

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  • Matthew D.

    A great collection from over the centuries but I could have done without the messages dotted about the place telling me I was looking at it all wrong :)

    May 27, 2014

  • Alex

    It was something extraordinary

    May 25, 2014

  • Sumeet

    Super cool house, would never have thought I'd get to experience something like that. Can't wait for the next weird and wonderful trip

    May 25, 2014

  • Andreea B.

    An experience of the senses - difficult to describe, it's like stepping into someone's imaginary universe or dreams.

    1 · May 25, 2014

  • Sara


    May 25, 2014

  • Karen

    Great experience, thanks for organising Ben not sure other house tours compare definitely one to recommend! :)

    May 25, 2014

  • Benjamin H.

    Hi everyone. You can meet at the house at anytime between 11 and 11.30 tomorrow. We have the house to ourselves until midday although the public will begin queuing shortly after 11.30 so I recommend getting there before then. Although if your late it's no big deal :) please just remember you must bring the £10 in cash

    May 24, 2014

  • KarenV

    Do we need to meet at 11am or 11.30am? Karen

    May 24, 2014

  • elena

    Hi, I would like to attend with 3 of my friends but a bit concerned with the 66 people that you have already attending, can we still come if my friends confirm? Thx,Elena

    May 23, 2014

    • Benjamin H.

      Yes you can I'll send an email explaining the timings tomorrow. There will be space

      May 23, 2014

    • elena

      Ok, thank you Benjamin, we will be coming all four of us :)

      May 23, 2014

  • Kai L

    Hi, can't make it that weekend anymore. Hope someone else will be happy to take my spot.

    May 20, 2014

  • Marguerite

    Have been there circa 3 years ago - it is absolutely amazing! Very well worth visiting... Never seen anything so fascinating and steeped with history before. It is quite wonderful - enjoy!!

    May 17, 2014

  • Benjamin H.

    Hi guys, I've extended the exclusivity period for us so we can have more visitors, you'll now be able to visit between 11.00 and[masked]

    May 12, 2014

  • valerie

    I cannot go anymore to this wonderful gem of Spitalfields. Have fun discovering its hidden secrets.

    April 27, 2014

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