London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Get a Handle on Handel
Published: Saturday 24th of January 2009
The composer George Frideric Handel is to be the subject of an exhibition which will take place in the most apt surroundings possible - his London home.
From April 8th, visitors to the Handel House Museum will be able to see important items from Handel's life in Handel Reveal'd, including a life mask of the composer.
While many of these will come from the London museum's own archive, the exhibition - marking the 250th anniversary of Handel's death - will also feature loans from private collections and national museums.
Handel House Museum is a treat for fans of the composer, as it is where he wrote some of his most famed pieces, including Messiah.
It is also the site of his death and visitors can see his bedroom, from which he uttered his famous phrase that he no longer wanted to see guests because he was "done with the world".
The exhibition's curator, Handel biographer Christopher Hogwood, said: "This major anniversary gives us the opportunity of presenting 'Handel the man', something which is rarely done."
London Pass holders can avoid the usual entry fee of £5 for adults and £2 for children for the Handel House Museum's general admission.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Saturday 11th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Tate Modern hits headlines following new exhibitions
Friday 10th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Masterpieces on display at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
Thursday 9th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Firepower at the Royal Artillery: Where football meets weaponry
Wednesday 8th of May 2013 Things to do in London: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir a 'testament to diversity in the capital'
Tuesday 7th of May 2013 London attractions: Botanical beauty is at the heart of Kew Gardens
Monday 6th of May 2013 What better way to conclude an exciting trip visiting the best of London attractions than to watch...
Sunday 5th of May 2013 If you want to see the very best of London attractions, and experience all that the city has to offer,...
Saturday 4th of May 2013 London attraction: Meet the legends at Chelsea Stadium!
Friday 3rd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Get up close and personal with Queen Elizabeth at the National Portrait Gallery
Thursday 2nd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Head down to the Courtauld Gallery for a taste of fine art
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 Things to do in London: Indulge your sweet tooth at the M&M store