Hallelujah for Handel & Hendrix

Published: 30th November 2022

The Hallelujah Project is an ambitious project that will see the Messenger team fully restore the London home of the great composer Handel and present new stories about rock legend Jimi Hendrix, who lived in an adjoining flat in the 1960s.

Upon completion, the entirety of Handel’s home will be open to the public, presented as he might have known it, and the museum space will have increased capacity for exhibitions, live music and education.

Key steps of the project include:

  • Restoring the front façade of the ground floor to its Georgian original
  • Re-creating Handel’s kitchen and restoring his ground floor parlours
  • Restoring Handel’s front door as the entrance for all visitors and improving accessibility across the house
  • Creating new exhibitions about:
    • Jimi Hendrix’s and Handel’s music,
    • The musicians Handel worked with, and
    • A display on 18th century and 1960s London.

These works will offer a more enriching and inspiring experience for visitors and will engage more people with London’s incredible musical legacy through educational programmes and events.

The Hallelujah Project will enhance and preserve the legacy that the music of Handel and Hendrix created.

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