Making Handel’s House Happen

Sketch showing how Handel House at 25 Brook Street will look after the completion of the Hallelujah Project.

On Friday 23 February (Handel’s 333rd birthday) we announced the launch of The Hallelujah Project – the plan complete Handel House at 25 Brook Street, Mayfair so that future generations will be able to enjoy it in perpetuity.

Twenty years ago, the Handel House Trust first set about restoring Handel’s original home at 25 Brook Street. Four rooms on the upper floors of the house were carefully recreated as they would have been in the 1700s. And, in 2001, these rooms were opened to the public. To date the ground floor and basement of number 25 have been sublet to a shop, and only the upstairs floors of Handel’s home have been open for the public to view. However, it has left Handel’s house as a half-finished project.

Now the Handel House Trust is ready to embark on the final stage of our mission. The Hallelujah Project will enable the charity to repossess the ground floor and basement and complete the house.

The Hallelujah Project will put back Handel’s home as closely as possible to exactly how it would have been when the great man himself lived here – including the original Georgian façade, the entire ground floor, and a full functioning 18th century kitchen.

Photo of Simon Weil, Chairman Handel House Trust Ltd

Handel House Trust chairman Simon Weil:

“It is wonderful to be finally on the brink of completing this great mission. The next few years promise to be exciting ones and I hope you will be inspired to join us, by supporting the Hallelujah Project and helping us to ‘make Handel’s House happen’.”

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