Handel House Museum

Handel House Museum
25 Brook Street
Mayfair
London
Greater London
W1K 4HB
England

Website

www.handelhouse.org

E-mail

mail@handelhouse.org

Telephone

Information

020 7495 1685

Fax

020 7495 1759

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Handel House Museum
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Handel House Museum at 25 Brook Street, London was home to the great baroque composer George Frideric Handel. He lived here from 1723 until his death in 1759, and composed some of the greatest music in history, including 'Messiah', 'Zadok the Priest' and 'Music for the Royal Fireworks'. Handel House is brought to life with regular live music, exhibitions and talks.

Incidentally 23 Brook Street, now part of the museum, was home to rock legend Jimi Hendrix from 1968-69. A blue plaque commemorate his time there.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm (8pm on Thursday), Sunday 12pm-6pm. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays

Admission charges

£6.50 Adults, £5.50 Concessions, £2.00 Children (5-16 years). Children free entry on Saturdays and Sundays.

Discounts

  • National Trust
Getting there

Entrance to the museum is round the back of 25 Brook Street in Lancashire Court.
Nearest tube stations are Bond Street and Oxford Circus and there are numerous buses to Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street.

Portraits of Handel and his contemporaries, early Georgian furniture, musical instruments, manuscripts.

Collection details

Fine Art, Music, Performing Arts

Key artists and exhibits

  • Hudson, Mercier, Nazari
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Corelli's Opus

Corelli’s Opus 5

  • 5 March 2015 6:30-7:30pm

The Amphion Consort explores one of the most influential music publications of the 18th century: 12 Sonatas for Violin and Continuo Op.5 by Arcangelo Corelli. They are Jennifer Bennett (baroque violin), Piroska Baranyay (baroque cello) and Yair Avidor (theorbo and lute).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/corellis-opus-5

Landowska in London

BHS Saturday: Landowska in London

  • 7 March 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichordist, pianist, musicologist and teacher, was passionate about early music and a leader in the harpsichord revival at the beginning of the 20th century. She is the subject of this lecture-recital led by harpsichordist Kasia Tomczak-Feltrin who will be joined by her Polish colleagues Katarzyna Kowalik and Pawel Siwczak.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12, £6 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/bhs-landowska-in-london

Anniversaries

Anniversaries

  • 10 March 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Harpsichordist John Henry will celebrate two anniversaries in 2015: Jacquet de la Guerre and Jacques Duphly – and anticipate one a year later – Johann Jakob Froberger. In partnership with the British Harpsichord Society and the British Clavichord Society.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/bhs-bcs-anniversaries

Southwark

The Bird-Fancyer’s Delight

  • 12 March 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Southwark Baroque will celebrate the beautiful and diverse range of chamber music composed for voice and woodwind, with a feathered friends twist! Southwark Baroque are Gwendolen Martin (soprano), David Beaney (recorders) and Claire Williams (harpsichord).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/the-bird-fancyers-delight

Mozart in London

Mozart in London

  • 19 March 2015 6:30-7:30pm

250 years ago Mozart stayed in London from 1764-65. This concert will explore music of the time with works by Boyce and Mozart’s own arrangement of a keyboard sonata by JC Bach. Performed by Concertante of London: Madeleine Easton and Jane Gordon (baroque violins), Emma Alter (baroque viola), Nick Stringfellow (cello) and Nicholas Jackson (harpsichord).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/mozart-in-london

Exhibition Event

Exhibition Event: A Year in the Life of Handel

  • 22 March 2015 6:30-7:30pm

1738 was a year of stiff competition and sublime music making for Handel. Countertenor and RCM PhD student, Randall Scotting, will sing and discuss selections from Serse, Faramondo, Alessandro Severo, and Saul.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/exhibition-concert

Marie van Rhijn

Handel House Talent: Marie van Rhijn

  • 26 March 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Marie van Rhijn (harpsichord) celebrates the 300th anniversary of Jacques Duphly’s birthday. Following François Couperin and Rameau’s paths, his music offers a balance between tender expression and virtuosic figurations, in order to reach the French elegance of the 18th century.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/handel-house-talent-marie-van-rhijn

Handel House Talent

Handel House Talent: George Ross

  • 2 April 2015 6:30-7:30pm

George Ross (cello) accompanied by Marie van Rhijn (harpsichord) embark on a journey through French 18th century solo cello repertoire. The programme will include works by Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Salvatore Lanzetti, Martin Berteau and the Duport brothers.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£9, £5 students

Website

http://www.handelhouse.org/whats-on/concerts-and-events/handel-house-talent-george-ross

Getting there

Entrance to the museum is round the back of 25 Brook Street in Lancashire Court.
Nearest tube stations are Bond Street and Oxford Circus and there are numerous buses to Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street.

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