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Address: 25 Brook Street | Mayfair, London W1K 4HB, England
Phone Number: 442074951685
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Interesting for the music lover

The house is pretty interesting. None of Handel's possessions are in the house. They were sold at his death. The house does contain a lot of information about his time at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kettering, United Kingdom

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is pretty interesting. None of Handel's possessions are in the house. They were sold at his death. The house does contain a lot of information about his time at the house and his friends in the local area. Takes about a hour to see all of the displays. Staff is very helpful and of course all Handel lovers.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit. Fascinating to stand in the room where Handel composed Messiah. Couldn't stop the music from playing in my head. Definitely worth visiting, and easy to access from Regent Street.

Thank Roger E
Toronto, Canada
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Handel composed the Messiah while living in this quaint house so we thought it was worth a visit and were glad we did! The staff volunteers are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Edward068
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A small, hidden gem in London, and certainly the most personal museum experience I ever had. The volunteers make you feel welcome, as if you were a personal guest at their home, not Händel's. I also liked the exhibition's approach to Händel as a person, telling you about his friends to reflect on him as a person. With this, you... More 

Thank ModernHeidi
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This a hidden little gem in Mayfair. It transports you back in time. A student was playing the harpsichord when We visited and it felt very authentic. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Will go again and hopefully the refurbishments will be completed. Looking forward to the Handel and Hendrix experience.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

As this house wasn't kept in its original furnishings, it is just a house that used to belong to Handel that has been refilled with furniture in the style that Handel may have owned, along with some pictures. Where it may come into its own is when recitals are being played on one of the period or reproduction harpsichords. If... More 

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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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Minneapolis, USA
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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 

Thank Neil M
New York City, New York
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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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