I went to Handel House with my boyfriend to see a performance. If you are a Handel fan, like him, you are in your element here. Me, not being a Handel fan, appreciated the beautiful house and lovely things inside it.
Handel House Museum
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Posted: Tue Jul 24 2012
The house that was Handel's home between 1723 and his death in 1759, where he composed his 'Messiah', 'Music for the Royal Fireworks' and several operas, is now a museum devoted to the composer's life and work, presented in the context of the London he knew. The refurbished 1720 interiors of Handel House Museum include furniture taken from the house after Handel's death. 23 Brook Street, the upper floors of which were home to rock legend Jimi Hendrix in 1968 and 1969, provides a space for changing exhibitions and events. The house was part of the same development as number 25 and has been restored accordingly. Music-inspired family activities, lectures and concerts are a regular feature on the programme of Handel House Museum. Talks take place on Saturday afternoons, on subjects including costumes, paintings, music and London in the eighteenth century.
Handel House Museum 23 & 25 Brook St (entrance in Lancashire Court)
What's on at Handel House Museum
Things to do, Kids' activities
Kids follow clues to find eggs on the lawns of Handel’s old pad – to the sounds of the composer’s Hallelujah! Chorus. Oeuf-ully cultured.
Music, Things to do
Handel’s Water Music provides the soundtrack for this family-friendly concert exploring the Thames of Georgian London. Held in the composer’s old rehearsal room, flute, harpsichord and recorder trio Flautotonic will be playing music Handel wrote for the...