Our museum is currently closed in order for the Hallelujah project to take place, but you can still get to know about Handel & Hendrix from home.
Some of our team of fantastic volunteers have recorded their own audio tours focusing on some of their favourite items from our collection that would usually be on display at the museum.
Our volunteers are at the heart of the experience of visiting Handel House and the Hendrix Flat, and do a fantastic job providing information to our visitors when we are open. As part of our ongoing aim to promote knowledge, awareness and enjoyment of Handel, Hendrix and their music, we have decided to bring our volunteers’ knowledge and personal interpretations to you at home.
For now, we hope you enjoy these, and come and see the objects and paintings for yourself in real life once we are ready to reopen!
Jimi’s Red Velvet Jacket
Our volunteer Simon Christophers digs deep into the history of this blazer worn by Hendrix in January 1967.
George Frideric Handel Bust
Tour guide and author Julia Semmer talks us through one of her favourite objects in the house: the marble portrait bust of Handel.
Jimi Hendrix’s Record Collection
Find out what Jimi was listening to.
Jimi Hendrix’s Mirror
Handel & Hendrix volunteer Simon Christophers describes his favourite object on display at the Hendrix Flat.
it is impossible to talk about Handel's singers and leave out the famous castrati. Our volunteer Claire explains why.
Mezzotint of Louis-François Roubiliac (sculptor)
Find out more from our Handel & Hendrix in London tour guide Julia Semmer about this French-born sculptor famous for his depictions of Handel.
Handel’s Music and Musical Instruments
Learn about some of the music and musical instruments that you can experience in Handel House from our volunteer Keith.
Portrait of Johann Christoph Pepusch (Composer)
Tour guide and author of 'George Frideric Handel. Ein Hallenser in London', Julia Semmer explains why a portrait of this German composer hangs in Handel's dressing room.
The First Guitar Hendrix Played in London
Our volunteer Simon gives us the fascinating history of the first guitar Hendrix played after arriving in London: this outlandish, Italian-made Wandré guitar.
Listen to our volunteer Laurie talk about the electric fireplace in Jimi's bedroom.
Joseph Goupy’s Caricature of Handel
Find out from our volunteer Susie why 18th-century artist Joseph Goupy published this satirical caricature of Handel.
Rich’s Glory or his Triumphant Entry into Covent-Garden, Etching
Julia Semmer, tour guide at Handel & Hendrix in London, and author of 'George Frideric Handel. Ein Hallenser in London', tells the story behind this etching on display in Handel's Dressing Room.
Portrait of John Gay (Writer of The Beggar’s Opera)
Author and Handel & Hendrix in London tour guide Julia explains why a portrait of this 18th-century writer, poet and dramatist is on display in Handel's House.
Susanna Cibber Portrait
Find out about the woman who sang at the premiere of Handel's Messiah in Dublin in 1742, as told by our volunteer Ellen.
Portrait of Thomas Britton
Find out more about this 18th-century charcoal seller and music lover, as told by our volunteer Delia.