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Handel House Museum

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Address: 25 Brook Street | Mayfair, London W1K 4HB, England
Phone Number: 442074951685
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Description: Handel House Museum at 25 Brook Street, London was home to the great...
Handel House Museum at 25 Brook Street, London was home to the great baroque composer George Frideric Handel from 1723 until his death in 1759. The only composer museum in London, this landmark address is where Handel composed some of the greatest music in history, including 'Messiah', 'Zadok the Priest' and 'Music for the Royal Fireworks'. The museum celebrates Handel's life and works, displaying portraits of Handel and his contemporaries in finely restored Georgian interiors and by bringing live music back to his house. Frequent music rehearsals, weekly concerts, Saturday Talks and regular exhibitions bring Handel's world to life.
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There weren't really any original artefacts there, just from the same era. There is so much in Handel's personality and music that it could have been done with more taste and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have worked in Mayfair for many years and never visited so I decided to go, and I was not let down. It's a wonderful little museum and very friendly staff who take the time to explain the house to you. It's great that this piece of history is being preserved instead of being turned into luxury flats for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited the museum but also attended a harpsichord concert which was wonderful as it is a very intimate setting, limited to 24 persons. The museum is in the home where Handel lived for many years at the end of his life and it is stirring to walk in the rooms where he lived and composed so much wonderful music... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There weren't really any original artefacts there, just from the same era. There is so much in Handel's personality and music that it could have been done with more taste and creativity than just stuffing couple of harpsicords in the room. It was interesting to see the building inside thought and our highlight was a harpsicord player who played Handel's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Georg Frideric Handel lived and worked here during his many decades in London. One learns about the public and private life of this marvelous baroque composer. There is a room where public concerts are often held. His private quarters are also on view, and fascinating. And who knew that Jimi Hendrix lived in the same building when he was in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There wasn't much to see here. They had some sheets of information in each room we walked through but they had a limited number. When we were there, they had a couple musicians playing some of Handels music which was a nice touch. Overall, not something I would go out of my way to do.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

As someone who enjoys the music of Handel, I had been wanting to visit this House/Museum for some time. On arriving, I was expecting to get the National Trust members reduction advertised on their brochures but was informed that the relationship between the Museum and the NT had "ended". I soon discovered why - this is NOT a museum. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Inevitably Handel did not live in a big house, so there are only a handful of rooms to see. These have been hung with portraits of Handel and his contemporaries, and furnished with furniture of the period, including harpsichords such as Handel used. There is plenty of information provided, both in information sheets and two good short videos, and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you get the great docents (which we did) then you know how their conversation makes the home come alive. I enjoyed sitting on the banquet on the first floor and looking out the window at all the American Brands that were not there when Handel ruled the coffee house. You must be a fan - you must just feel... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I do applaud the conservation of this historic house and the work of the volunteers, but to be honest, my visit was rather disappointing. I think I expected too much. There is a video in a room at the beginning, but the volume was turned down too low for me to hear properly, and there was no-one around to adjust... More 

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I like Handel but a visit to the Handel house is not really going to add anyting to your understanding of the great man. Handel lived a small set of rooms in the building which is home to this museum. Visiting this museum you get to see three of them and some reproduction furniture and comes prints on the walls.... More 

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