These are our FAQs. If you can't find the answer you are looking for please contact us.
When can we visit?
Check our Opening times page for up-to-date information about what days and times we are open and closed.
How long does it take?
On average, we suggest that people stay for about 1 hour. However, feel free to stay as long as you want and wander around the house. If you are lucky, you may come across a rehearsal; take a seat and enjoy a musical interlude!
Can I hire Handel House or the Hendrix Flat?
Yes – the house is available for photo shoots, filming and other events. Kindly get in touch with a member of staff for more information.
Do you offer guided tours?
We do. Every Friday afternoon we run a free-with-admission Handel House Tour (14:00 – 15:00) and a Hendrix Flat Tour (15:30 – 16:15)*.
For groups of over five persons please book a private tour. If you would like to arrange a private tour, please contact John Donegan.
*Please note that these will not be taking place until the museum is back to normal after the Covid-19 crisis.
How can I become involved with Handel & Hendrix in London?
Visit our Get involved page to learn about how you can volunteer, perform or support our work by becoming a Friend.
Is the building accessible for wheelchair users?
We are a step-free access building, with a lift.
What age qualifies as a child for the children’s ticket option?
Our child tickets are for children between the ages of 5-16 years old.
Is there a cloakroom?
Yes* – you are welcome to leave large bags and coats in our Cloakroom where we also have lockers for valuables.
*Please note that our cloakroom will be closed until the museum is back to normal after the Covid-19 crisis.
Is there a café?
No – unfortunately we do not have a café. However, there are many cafes and restaurants walking distance from the museum.
Can we take photos during our visit?
Yes, but we ask that you do not use flash in the interest of preserving our collection.
What is the nearest tube station?
We are located a 5-minute walk from both Bond Street and Oxford Circus London Underground stations.
Is there a gift shop?
Yes* – there is a gift shop on the second floor of the house, where you will find posters, books, T-shirts, mugs, CDs, Vinyl and other exclusive Handel & Hendrix in London products.
*Please note that our shop will be closed until the museum is back to normal after the Covid-19 crisis.
Does the ticket give access to both Handel House and Hendrix flat?
Yes – one general admission ticket will grant you access to both Handel House and the Hendrix flat.
How long did Handel live at 25 Brook Street?
Handel lived here for 36 years between 1723 and his death in 1759.
How long did Jimi Hendrix live at 23 Brook Street?
Hendrix lived here with Kathy Etchingham between July 1968 and March 1969.
How long did it take Handel to compose Messiah?
It took Handel only 24 days to compose his most famous oratorio. He wrote much of it in the Composition Room here at 25 Brook Street.
Did Handel die at 25 Brook Street?
Yes – after periods of ill health and failing eyesight leading to blindness, Handel died in bed at his home in Brook Street on 14 April 1759 at the age of 74.
Did Hendrix know Handel had lived next door?
Yes – Hendrix first thought that Handel had lived in his own flat, at number 23 Brook Street. Jimi then went to purchase a copy of Messiah to add to his extensive record collection.
Was Jimi Hendrix famous during his time living on Brook Street?
Yes, Hendrix was an international star by the time he moved into Mayfair. Are You Experienced and Axis: Bold As Love had already been released and he was working on his third studio album Electric Ladyland – later seen as his most important work.
Who attended Jimi’s famous jam sessions?
Whilst living in Brook street, Hendrix hosted legendary jam sessions where artists such as George Harrison, Ritchie Havens, Roland Kirk and many others performed with him.
Can I come to the Museum just to visit the Gift Shop? If so, do I have to pay the admission fee?
You can visit the shop without having to pay admission to the museum. Just ask at reception and we will issue you with a ‘Shop Only’ sticker.
Are baby strollers permitted in the Museum?
Unfortunately, our 300-year-old floorboards dictate that baby strollers must be kept at reception.
How do I arrange a visit for a school group or group of adults?
If you would like to arrange a school visit, please email Joanna Roche.
If you would like to arrange an adult group visit, please contact John Donegan.