The Handel House Museum is currently undergoing building works ahead of a relaunch in February 2016, at which point the museum will be renamed Handel & Hendrix in London.
The house at Number 25 that served as Handel's home between 1723 and his death in 1759, where he composed his 'Messiah', 'Music for the Royal Fireworks' and several operas, is a museum devoted to the composer's life and work, presented in the context of the London he knew. Up until now, the neighbouring house at Number 23 where rock legend Jimi Hendrix lived between 1968 and 1969 has been used as offices for the museum. From February 10th however, the upper floors will be returned to their original state using archive photos and films, and visitors will be able to explore the site in which Hendrix penned some of his best-loved songs. A new permanent exhibition will also feature, with photos of the home during the 60s on display alongside his acoustic guitar. Music-inspired family activities, lectures and concerts are a regular feature of the museum's current programme, with talks taking place on Saturday afternoons on subjects including costumes, paintings, music and London in the eighteenth century.
Find out more about the relaunch on the Time Out Blog.