As you may already be aware, for the safety of all our staff and visitors, the doors of Dennis Severs’ House will be closed for the foreseeable future. But fear not, a small team of us are squirrelled away determined to keep sharing the stories behind some of our favourite objects, material from our archive and badgering our curator for even more secrets about 18 Folgate Street.

None of us want to feel isolated at this difficult time - a house that is normally alive with (quiet!) bustle is doing its utmost to stay in constant virtual contact with all of its friends, neighbours and followers however far and wide.

In this challenging time we have had to adapt quickly so we are setting up our first online gift voucher campaign - one small way in which we are appealing for your help.

The online gift vouchers will be available for each of our various events from just £10 for a ‘Daytime Visit’ a peaceful saunter through the house in the light of the day with the hubbub of Spitalfields Market as your backdrop to £60 for an ’Exclusive Silent Night Visit’ a magical wander through the house’s ten rooms after which you are able to sit by a roaring fire of your choice, champagne in hand and an opportunity to ask the curatorial team any questions you may have in an informal atmosphere. Our gift vouchers will be undated so can be redeemed at any time. 

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This is just an initial spark from a dedicated team who are set on helping Dennis Severs’ House through this period of closure.

The honourable Madge Whitechapel our resident cat will be fed, watered and well looked after, and is looking forward to greeting her many visitors when the house opens once again hopefully in the not too distant future.

In the meantime, please stay safe and well and keep in touch and thank you for your continuing support.

From all at Dennis Severs’ House x 

‘What will you see, then, when the door is opened? It is a gate, a pathway into another time. An adventure of the imagination.’

Dennis Severs 1948 – 1999