Handel & Hendrix in London, London

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Handel & Hendrix in London (previously Handel House Museum) is a museum in Mayfair, London dedicated to the lives and works of the German-born British baroque composer George Frideric Handel and the American rock singer-guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who lived at 25 and 23 Brook Street respectively.

Handel made his home in London in 1712 and eventually became a British citizen in 1727. Handel was the first occupant of 25 Brook Street, which he rented from 1723 until his death there in 1759. Almost all his works after 1723, amongst them many of his best-known operas, oratorios and ceremonial music, were composed and partially rehearsed in the house, which contained a variety of keyboard instruments, including harpsichords, a clavichord and a small chamber organ.

The museum was opened in 2001 by the Handel House Trust as the result of an initiative of the musicologist and Handelian Stanley Sadie in 1959. It comprises a carefully restored set of period rooms on the first and second floors of 25 Brook Street together with exhibition rooms in number 23, the adjacent house on the terrace. In 2016 the museum expanded to incorporate the upper floors of 23 Brook Street, home of Jimi Hendrix in the late 1960s.
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  • This is a great little museum. Step straight back into the 1740s and stand in the very room where Handel wrote Messiah; and pick up some great background info on London at that time. Oh - and you can....  more »
  • We visited Handel's house for the second time this month after about 8 years as a precursor to attending a concert in the Handel Festival. The house has a great atmosphere and in every room a...  more »
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  • Really interesting place to visit. A hidden gem in Mayfair. Home to two musicians, a couple of hundred years apart. Giving fascinating insights into their lives at 25 Brook Street. The house has a lovely welcoming feel to it away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Absolutely fascinating, especially given that the two musicians are so far apart in time and style. Friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. There was someone playing an harpsichord on the morning that we visited. Very good value for money. Definitely worth a visit.

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