posted about the museum in July. Perhaps "museum" isn't the right word. "Art Instillation" would be much more appropriate.
Dennis Severs bought the dilapidated Georgian house in 1979 and proceeded to transform it into a time capsule by collecting antiques to tell a story in each room. But they aren't just placed neatly in a room like a historic home. Instead they are placed in a way which tells a story. Take for example the drawing room. Tea is set up in the center of the room, one of the cups is still half full with tea. Pearl earrings sit beside the cup as if a woman just took them off after a long night of socializing. Fans sit on chairs and some careless person actually dropped their teacup in the course of the night and the shattered remains are left on the floor. The effect really makes you feel as though you have traveled back in time.
pecified hours, so make sure you plan ahead! After knocking, someone will come out and explain what you're about to do and then tell you to fork over 10 pounds, so be sure to have cash on hand! Another thing you should know is that there is no talking allowed, not even whispering. My art historian friend and I got in trouble for this...but honestly two art historians in this house...there is no way we could just point and make faces to each other! Getting chastised by the workers is also a bit confusing because they don't have uniforms or name tags. So the girl in the hallway with a messenger bag telling you to shut up; yeah that's an employee.
Next time any of you lovers of the 18th and 19th centuries are in London, this house should definitely be on your to do list!