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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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But I loved it for the complete nothingness that it is

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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New York City, New York
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357 reviews 357 reviews
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 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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