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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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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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