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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 #508 of 1,108 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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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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68 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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aylesbury
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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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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Bairnsdale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I was a bit worried about finding the house museum after I read the reviews, but once you know you have to look out for it you cannot miss it. A clear red banner in Brooke street above a red door pointing you to go to the back is very clear. One point to mention is: when I arrived a... More

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Vancouver, BC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I have seen several amazing period homes in Britain and expected much, MUCH more out of this museum. Especially given the entry fee. Definitely NOT recommended if you are looking for a suggestive visit to a period home of a such important figure. This museum is ok if you want to read a bunch of laminated photocopies with information found... More

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