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18 Stafford Terrace - The Sambourne Family Home

18 Stafford Terrace, London W8 7BH, England
+44 20 7602 3316
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Interesting house, committed, welcoming and knowledgeable staff

Quirky and unusual house. Elevated by committed, helpful and knowledgeable staff who clearly care... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
melvin K
Derby, United Kingdom
Like being parachuted into the Victorian era

The museum is in an original Victorian terrace house but what makes it so unusual is that the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Cuckfield, United Kingdom
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18 Stafford Terrace, London W8 7BH, England
+44 20 7602 3316
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Quirky and unusual house. Elevated by committed, helpful and knowledgeable staff who clearly care about what they do. If you have an hour to spare in the area go there.

Thank melvin K
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The museum is in an original Victorian terrace house but what makes it so unusual is that the contents from that period are intact. It is crammed full of victoriana and there is barely a spare space on the walls because there are so many...More

1  Thank FelixStowe10
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I was fortunate to have a conducted tour with a small group of friends. The tour lasts 1.5 hours. I live in a similar tall, narrow Victorian house, but it has been modernised (up to a point). This house has much of the original decorations,...More

Thank Wyn G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

You have to book a tour to visit here and it is well worth it. The introductory video is very informative and our guide was excellent. A real step back in time. The house is on five floors so isn't suitable for people who can't...More

1  Thank lovegeog
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I went along with a friend to do the costumed tour of 18 Stafford Terrace and had no idea what to expect, but it was so great learning more about the Sambournes and seeing how they lived. It's impressive how well the house has been...More

1  Thank aderynnn
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A fantastic experience which far exceeded our expectations. The costumed tour lasts a good 1.5 hours, is very well presented and allows for interaction. The interiors have all been preserved/reconstructed to a very high standard which gives the house real atmosphere. We came away feeling...More

1  Thank jpvacances
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I went round this house with a group, we did not have a costumed guide but a very knowledgeable one who faithfully painted a picture of the life of the Sambourne family who lived in the house. The house is crammed with their possessions, just...More

Thank ASpeedie
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Definitely a must-see for anyone interested in the Victorian age. The house offers a choice between guided or costumed tours, and I would wholeheartedly recommend the latter. On the day we visited this was led by the Victorian housekeeper, an actress who remains fully in-character...More

1  Thank luckythree
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's a tiny place crammed with lovely objects and looks just like it was more than a century ago. The visit is done with a guide , an actress who plays the part of Mrs Sambourne or her maid. So we are told many a...More

1  Thank pierreC92200
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Entering the house you are transported back in time to the late Victorian era. Book a costumed guide for a fantastic hour long tour of the house, how it worked and what it was like to live in Victorian London. Our guide played the maid...More

2  Thank Julian_Churt
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Sheila C
12 September 2017|
Response from lovegeog | Reviewed this property |
I'm fairly sure that I carried my handbag round the house with me. I think they really mean things like rucksacks. The area is very secure as the public have to be admitted / access is controlled - they cannot just wander... More
Jen S
13 July 2015|
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Response from Jimmytraveller2012 | Reviewed this property |
I think I booked by phone. It's a more sure way of doing it. If you're overseas, try Skype?