Dennis Severs' House

Top choice museum in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

This extraordinary Georgian House is set up as if its occupants – a family of Huguenot silk weavers – had just walked out the door. There are half-drunk cups of tea and partially consumed food, lit candles and, in perhaps unnecessary attention to detail, a full chamber pot by the bed. More than a museum, it's an opportunity to meditate on the minutiae of everyday Georgian life through silent exploration.

Bookings are required for the evening Silent Night candlelit sessions (every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5pm to 9pm), but you can just show up for the daytime sessions. Visits take around 45 minutes.


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