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Handel House Museum

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Address: 25 Brook Street | Mayfair, London W1K 4HB, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7495 1685
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Composer George Frideric Handel spent much of his life at this house in...
Composer George Frideric Handel spent much of his life at this house in London.
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A very small and limited museum. Only for major Handel fans

The museum is essentially only 4 rooms in the house that Handel lived in. They are partially furnished with period furniture and paintings, but the wood labelling and floorboards... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum is essentially only 4 rooms in the house that Handel lived in. They are partially furnished with period furniture and paintings, but the wood labelling and floorboards are the only elements that would have been here when Handel was. The front room is often used for concerts and rehearsals, so if you are lucky enough to have lived... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A rather spartan museum with enough information and interest for a short visit for free or half price, but I would say not worth the full entrance fee. Many framed portraits, very little furniture, and worryingly little chance to listen to the music. Please, Handel House Museum, spend a bit of money getting the floorboards done. The constant creaking becomes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Composer George Frideric Handel lived on Brook Street in Mayfair for over 30 years until his death, and composed many of his most famous works there. The house is now a small museum and as of February 2015 currently being expanded/renovated, so several rooms are closed. What there is is interesting with plenty of information on the furniture and paintings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Took 47 members of my group to the house, been before a few years ago, its a lovely house and a great insight into Handel and his life. We also had the guided tour. It will be even better next year when Jimmy Hendrix's house is ready (he lived next door - the Handel House Trust have purchased it).

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This little museum is just off Bondstreet. If you would like to escape the shopping craze of Oxford Street and Bond Street, visit this museum. After a short film about Händels life you're free to tour the house. It gives you a small insight into the composer life. The adjacent house is now part of the museum. Funnily enough Jimmy... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have read some of the negative TA reviews about the museum and find them at odds with my own experience. Frankly, I'm not sure what those reviewers were expecting. This is a small museum dedicated to Handel - visiting the museum is an opportunity to see where the great man lived and died. It was not difficult to find... More 

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Miri, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited this attraction because it is included in the London Pass. Frankly there isnt a lot to see but overall it was a nice attraction for us . Staff ( volunteers) are friendly and helpful to provide additonal information to us during our visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Not really a "museum". More like a cash grab, with very little in return. Unless you want to be able to say you'd visited Handels home, you'll probably be disappointed on some level. Apparently staffed by volunteers whom appear to also work at the Department of Dour. No smiles returned here. Hey, I do volunteer work myself, but if you're... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I went for my grandfathers sake, and I am so pleased I did. The place is very small but charming, the volunteers were helpful and attentive. We had art fund cards so got in for free which was an added bonus. I learned a great deal in a very short space of time. Do not be put off by the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

we were excited to take a look at the space where handle spent many of his best years, unfortunately the experience was a total shocker. the staff were rude and ill informed and the actual venue lacked any excitement at all. to top off the bad experience there was a trio practising in the one room and after offering some... More 

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