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Dennis Severs House

On this site, American eccentric Dennis Severs has created a truly unique museum - a still-life drama likened by the artist David Hockney to a visit to the opera. The idea is that visitors entering the old Huguenot house have just interrupted a family of silk weavers: always just out of sight, the Jervis clan haunt the premises through the casual placement of objects and use of sound. Visitors silently tour through ten rooms, packed with antiques and half-eaten meals, and atmospherically lit by candlelight. Each recreates a snapshot of Spitalfields' life between 1724 and 1914, when the guns of war are heard blasting. Give-in to your imagination, and you won't experience anything like it.

18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields
E1 6BX
Tel: 020 7247 4013
Opening Times: Open Monday 12–2pm, 5–9pm,
Wednesday 5–9pm
Friday 5–9pm & Sunday 12–4pm
Entry Charges: Adult £10 Child £10 Concessions £10
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