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Music lovers should add the Handel House Museum to their itinerary of things to do in London

Published: Monday 10th of September 2012

People looking for things to do in London will no doubt be delighted with a trip to the Handel House Museum - situated in what was once the home of the great baroque composer George Frideric Handel.

The genius musician, who is famous for pieces including Messiah, Zadok the Priest and Music for the Royal Fireworks, lived at the address for a lengthy stretch - from 1723 until his death in 1759.

Visitors to the museum are likely to stumble upon a live performance or rehearsal, as weekly concerts are held in Handel's music room.

Furthermore, there are a number of temporary exhibitions hosted by the museum, one of which is entitled Many Nations and is running until Saturday November 17th.

This display presents miniature paintings depicting fashion garments and costumes, which were commissioned by Prince Ferdinand Eusebius (1652-1703) to use as inspirations for masked ball disguises.

These paintings feature societies from many nations, including countries in Europe, Persia and the Far East.

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Posted by Samantha Reed

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