The House

    Christmas at Dennis Severs’ House 24th November 2023 – 7th January 2024

‘I will get the 21st century out of your eyes and ears. With every age we visit, we will be governed by a spirit.’

Once again the spirit of Christmas comes abundantly to life at Dennis Severs’ House.

From November 24th to January 7th the house is extravagantly dressed in festive finery to evoke the magic and mystery of the season.

A black swan is the centrepiece of Mrs Jervis’s Yuletide table in the 18th-century Dining Room whilst in the Victorian Parlour a tree sparkles, laden with glass decorations. Garlands of fir, cedar and pine wind their way through the house, and handmade paper chains and sprigs of mistletoe abound. Freshly-baked cakes, sugary confectionery and strings of gingerbread men complete the astonishing display of domestic merriment.

Due to popular demand, on December 13th, 14th and 15th we are offering three new Relaxed Viewings in addition to our acclaimed Silent Tours and Visits. Please book here.

‘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. 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.

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