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Handel House Museum

25 Brook Street | Mayfair, London W1K 4HB, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
+44 (0)20 7495 1685
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Ranked #512 of 1,139 Attractions in London
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Description: Composer George Frideric Handel spent much of his life at this house in London.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The small entrance to Handel's House is off Brook Street and you take the lift to get to the top floor and work your way down. One house is where Handel actually lived and worked and the museum also includes an adjoining house, where the sixties rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix lived, which also contains Handel exhibits. Upon reaching the top... More

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Orem, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My visit was short, as others have mentioned. But I am so glad I was able to find it. I most loved standing in his composing room, which at first I did not realize where I was. This is where he composed most of his music, including the Messiah, which is a favorite of mine. I highly recommend it, the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It is a museum in the house that once belonged to Georg Handel - the giant of music who is fittingly honoured in Westminster Abbey. It is a small museum, and the entrance is not that easy to find, but the staff were informative and helpful, and for classical music lovers it is a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Interesting small museum close to Regent Street, where Handel lived and composed his music. The first room has a short film introducing Handel and his life. There are changing exhibitions; currently one on Susannah Cibber who was a leading lady in Handel's operas. The rooms are set out to show how they were used by Handel and there are period... More

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Hunter Valley, NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A little hard to find but well worth the effort if you are a lover of classical music. The house is a work in progress as they continue to restore the rooms and open them to the public. There are some very interesting pictures and displays, as well as audio visual presentations to provide information about Handel's life and the... More

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum was difficult to find but when we did find it the welcome from the young lady on the desk was wonderful! The house itself was a lovely Georgian property next door to Jimi Hendrix's house. A video presentation gave some information about Handel and his works. It wasn't particularly informative and started off with footballers which didn't seem... More

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was a short visit as the property wasnt big . According to one of the staff, the furniture are not the original furniture of Handel's but are replicas. However, all the interior and furniture are furnished according to how the property would have look like during Handel's time. No picure allowed in the museum and information are availble in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you are a music lover definitely go to visit this place. The museum is not very big but had some interesting rooms and information about Handel's life.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Briiliant staff in all rooms and at the reception! Very welcoming and genuinely helpful. A very well preserved interior of the house, but no belongings of Handel (except music scripts) That was the only real drawback of the house. However, the house itself is well preserved and the museum has done the best they could to re-create the house as... More

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Greenville, SC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

With the effort of many people, the Handel House Museum has opened. The guides are volunteer. We used our London Pass to visit. Fortunately, the day we visited a knowledgeable and communicative guide was giving a tour. We tagged along with him and the students he was addressing. Don't go to the Handel House for the furnishings or the general... More

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