Handel & Hendrix – Overview
Separated by a wall and 200 years are the homes of two musicians who chose London & changed music forever. Travel to the 18th century then to the 1960s all in one amazing experience. Welcome to Handel & Hendrix in London.
The museum’s goal is to commemorate the life and work of the composer. That is why the founders converted the house where he lived for over 30 years into a museum. It finally opened its doors in 2001. Since then it has been a beloved destination for music enthusiasts and fans.
Step back in time to George Frideric Handel’s music rooms where he composed some of his most famous pieces. This is where he wrote Messiah, and these are the windows from which he threatened to throw sopranos if they refused to sing his arias.
Find musicians practising on one of the period harpsichords throughout the day, offering a beautiful atmospheric accompaniment as you make your way around the house.
Making your way up to the second floor, you will find yourself in Handel’s dressing room and the beautiful bedroom in which he eventually died of old age after 35 happy years at the heart of English court life and music.
On the third floor of the museum, you will be immersed in something completely different. Find yourself transported to 1960s London, at the height of its swinging heyday, in the flat where Jimi Hendrix lived with his girlfriend Kathy, at 23 Brook Street – the first place he’d ever truly called home. Painstakingly recreated from intensive research with those closest to Hendrix at the time, is the room where Jimi lived, loved and wrote such amazing songs.
In addition, the museum offers temporary exhibitions, exploring, for instance, Handel’s life.
See Handel & Hendrix’s events calendar here.
You may also be interested in visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum.
|Regular Price||With Voucher|
Closed 23 - 26 December & 30 December 18 - 1 January 19.
|monday||11:00 - 18:00|
|tuesday||11:00 - 18:00|
|wednesday||11:00 - 18:00|
|thursday||11:00 - 18:00|
|friday||11:00 - 18:00|
|saturday||11:00 - 18:00|