10 January 2014

Handel House Museum Blog - January 2014

Handel House receive £1.2 million to develop a Hendrix museum

Handel House Museum at 25 Brook Street celebrates the life and music of baroque composer George Frederic Handel who lived at the property from 1723 until his death in 1759. But Handel wasn’t the only musician to live on this street. Jimi Hendrix – considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in popular music – lived in the attic flat next door in the late 1960s.

Both buildings are occupied by the museum and Jimi’s attic flat is currently our office.

We have always felt proud of the musical connection and now we are in a position to develop Jimi’s flat into a permanent museum following a £1.2 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. You can read the article in the Guardian now which came out on the 30 December 2013.

There is still more money to fundraise and much to plan for an opening in late 2015, but the news is out and we have had a fantastic response from Hendrix fans and Handel House supporters.

More details will be announced over the coming months so if you want to keep in touch join us on Facebook, Twitter or our website.

 

By Ella Roberts, Communications Officer at Handel House Museum

Image credit: © Barrie Wentzell

January 2014