Handel House Museum

© Matthew Hollow
Handel House Museum , Mayfair Thursday February 7 2013 0:00
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 museum's refurbished 1720 interiors 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. Talks take place on Saturday afternoons, on subjects including costumes, paintings, music and London in the eighteenth century.
Venue name: Handel House Museum
Address: 23 & 25 Brook St (entrance in Lancashire Court)
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-6.30pm, Sun noon-6pm (last adm 30min before closing)
Transport: Tube: Bond St/Oxford Circus
Event website: http://www.handelhouse.org