The exhibitions and the library of the Handel House are open to the public

The Stiftung Händel-Haus is in charge of both the exhibitions in the Händel-Haus and the exhibition in the Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach Haus (currently closed due to Corona). The exhibitions in the Händel-Haus and the library of the Stiftung Händel-Haus are open.

Corona: Your safety is important to us

Please observe the valid hygiene and distance rules when visiting our exhibitions.

  • Keep a distance of at least 1.5 m from other people.
  • Wearing a medical mouth-nose protection (OP/FFP2 mask) is obligatory for persons 6 years and older.
  • Please disinfect your hands at the museum entrance and in the toilets. Dispensers are available for this purpose.

Current information - also for visiting events - can be found here: https://haendelhaus.de/de/node/1592.

Opening hours Händel-Haus 

Opening hours Händel-Haus and Museum Shop
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays and the Händel-Festspiele) 
April to October: 10 am to 6 pm 
November to March: 10 am to 5 pm

The museum is open on concert days of the series "Musik im Händel-Haus" until shortly before the concert begins.

Attention. The Händel-Haus is always open on public holidays (such as 1 May).
On Friday, 24 December 2021, Saturday, 25 December 2021, and Friday, 31 December 2021, the Händel-Haus will be closed. On Sunday, 26 December 2021, the Händel-Haus will open from 10.00 to 17.00, and on Saturday, 1 January 2022, from 1 pm to 5 pm.

The Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus will remain closed for the time being.

Admission Händel-Haus

Admission Händel-Haus
Permanent exhibitions and special exhibitions
(Children up to 6 years free admission)

  • Single ticket: 6,00 Euro
  • Single ticket reduced*: 4,50 Euro
  • Group ticket for 10 or more people: 5.50 euros per person
  • Family ticket (2 adults accompanied by at least one child up to 18 years): 12,00 Euro

Combitickets
Händel Haus & Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach Haus

  • Single ticket: 7,50 Euro
  • Single ticket reduced*: 6,50 Euro
  • Combi family ticket Händel-Haus & Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus (2 adults accompanied by at least one child up to 18 years): 16,00 Euro 

*Concession rates apply to the following on presentation of corresponding proof of identity: schoolchildren, students, interns, severely disabled people, Halle Pass and Welcome Card Halle holders.

Well informed:
You have the choice: use an audio tour in which you are automatically guided from room to room, or a mobile information system based on WLAN/WiFi at more than 50 locations in the exhibitions The use of both services is included in the admission price. Or you can book a personal guided tour. You can find more information on all offers at https://haendelhaus.de/de/node/423

School classes and after-school clubs

  • 3.50 euros per pupil, one accompanying person free, second accompanying person: 4.50 euros
  • School classes and after-school clubs in the city of Halle: 1.00 Euro per pupil, one accompanying person free, second accompanying person: 4.50 Euro
  • Kindergarten groups: Free admission, one accompanying person free, second accompanying person: 4.50 euros

Admission is free for members of the "Freundes- und Förderkreis des Händel-Hauses zu Halle e. V.".

Opening hours library

Opening hours:
Monday and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 13:00 to 17:00
Wednesday 14:00 till 17:00

Limited barrier-free

The Händel-Haus is a historic building and is therefore only barrier-free to a limited extent. The entrance is barrier-free, the upper rooms of the museum are unfortunately wheelchair-accessible to a limited extent.

Händel-Haus und Wilhem-Friedemann-Bach-Haus
Händel-Haus

WLAN /WiFi and mobile information system

In the exhibitions of the Händel-Haus we offer our visitors a mobile information system based on WLAN/WiFi in German and English. At over 50 locations in the exhibitions "Handel - the European" and "Historical Musical Instruments" you can obtain additional information with your smartphone, tablet or similar device via NFC tags or QR codes. You can obtain additional information at over 50 locations in the exhibitions "Handel - the European" and "Historical Musical Instruments" using your smartphone, tablet or similar device by means of NFC tags or QR codes via an easy-to-use audio guide function under "Haendel Museum". No app or additional storage space is required. This service is free of charge for visitors.

In addition, an audio guide is offered free of charge via loudspeakers in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

You will receive free and comprehensive WLAN/WiFi internet access in the indoor and outdoor areas of the Händel-Haus under "Haendel-Gast". You do not need any special access data for this. This service is made possible thanks to funding from the Ministry of Economics, Science and Digitalisation.

Händel-Haus

Visitor regulations

Getting here

Whether you come by plane or on foot and wherever you come from, Handel House – the hub of the Handel Festival – is easy to reach.

Guided tours

For groups large and small, from specialists to kindergarten tots. Exciting tours adapted to suit the age of your group and the time you have.

Memberships and collaborations

Working Group Music Museums in Germany
The Stiftung Händel-Haus is a member of the Working Group Music Museums in Germany. It is an association of German cultural institutions dedicated to preserving the heritage of musicians and composers.
More information at: www.musikermuseen.de

Conference of National Cultural Institutions (KNK)
The Stiftung Händel-Haus is part of the KNK. The KNK is an equal-opportunity interest group of 23 nationally significant cultural institutions of various sizes and orientations. The founding of the KNK in the Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle on 1 March 2002 was a product of the so-called "Blue Book" ("Blaubuch"). More information at: www.konferenz-kultur.de