The House

“I will get the 21st century out of your eyes and ears. With every age we visit we'll be governed by a spirit.”

Dennis Severs came to Spitalfields in 1979 and bought a derelict house saved by the Spitalfields Trust. He reconfigured it to tell the story of an imaginary Huguenot family who had lived there since it was built in 1724.

Take a walk through time in Dennis Severs’ House in which the material things he collected become a cast of characters, the House destined to be their stage.

We offer a range of tour options for visitors and this summer we are delighted to introduce Dennis Severs’ Tour which is new for 2021.

Once I get you in there, I am going to bombard all of your senses until I create in your mind a picture or an impression – like a memory – which you can take away within you.

Your Visit


The House is open Thursday to Sunday with staggered entry.

Please book your tickets online in advance, walk ups will be accommodated subject to availability. Tickets will be delivered by email. You must show your ticket on arrival.


    Due to the nature of the building, its Grade II listing and the different floor levels, there is no wheelchair access. We will do our utmost to make the House accessible to visitors who may have special requirements. For assistance please email

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