The House

‘I will get the 21st century out of your eyes and ears. With every age we visit, we will 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.

‘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.’


The House is open Thursday to Sunday with staggered entry. Please book here.

Please book your tickets online, walk up tickets can be accommodated subject to availability.

Please note that once an event is fully booked no walk up tickets will be available to purchase on the door.

Pre booked 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.