People and Partners

Handel House is an independent museum with charity status and we work closely with other galleries, museums and private collectors to help tell our story of Handel through a collection of Georgian paintings and furniture. We would like to thank English Heritage, The Gerald Coke Collection, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Collection, Tate Britain and the V&A for their long term loans. There are many other public and private lenders who make temporary loans for regularly changing exhibitions. We are also extremely grateful to all the individuals, trusts and foundations who help fund the museum, this is particularly important as Handel House does not currently receive any public subsidy. Other vital partners with whom we collaborate regularly are the RNIB, the London Handel Festival, the British Harpsichord Society and the Foundling Museum.  

The Handel House Trust Ltd


Christopher Purvis CBE


Sarah Bardwell
Rosamund Bernays
Robin Broadhurst 
Jim Close OBE
Laurence Cummings
Mary Deissler
Rob Dickins
Adrian Frost

Richard Hopkin
Austen Issard-Davies
Tessa Murdoch
Michael Ridley
Alistair Stranack (Chairman)
Simon Weil
Sue Wilkinson  


Sarah Bardwell, Director
Claire Davies, Learning and Events Officer
Luke Holmes, Administrator
Fiona Livingston, Front of House Officer
Elizabeth Nicholson, Development Manager
Ella Roberts, Communications Officer
Simona Tocco, Buildings and Facilities Manager
Martin Wyatt, Deputy Director

The Handel House Trust Ltd
The Handel House Museum
25 Brook Street
London W1K 4HB

Tel: +44 (0)20 7495 1685
Fax: +44 (0)20 7495 1759
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  • George Frideric Handel

    Read about Handel's life & key points in his career. The Royal Collection © 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • The House

    25 Brook Street, Handel's home for 36 years. Find out how he lived & worked here & its restoration in 2001.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix moved to 23 Brook Street in 1968 with girlfriend Kathy Etchingham image © Barrie Wentzell.
  • Capital Project

    Find out more about our plans to develop the museum
  • Photo Gallery

    See images of Handel, the House and much more!
  • Media and Music

    Click here to view our latest films about the museum, exhibitions and much more.
  • Musicians of the Month

    Find out more about the musicians who perform at Handel House
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