The Händel-Haus Foundation is in charge of both the exhibitions in the Händel-Haus and the exhibition in the Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus. The exhibitions in the Handel House and the Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach House as well as the library of the Handel House Foundation are open.
Opening hours Handel House and Museum Shop
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays and the Handel Festival)
April to October: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
November to March: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
On concert days of the series "Music in the Handel House" the museum is open until shortly before the concert begins.
Opening hours Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus
Open Fridays and Saturdays only.
April to October: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
November to March: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Handel House is always open on public holidays (such as 1 May). This also applies to 31.10.2023 (Reformation Day) and the 26.12.2023.
On Sunday, 24 December 2023, on Monday, 25 December 2023, and on Sunday, 31 December 2023, the Handel House will be closed.
On Monday, 1 January 2024, the Handel House will open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus will be closed on Sunday, 24 December 2023, and on Monday, 31 December 2023.
Admission Handel House
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
Handel House & Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus
- Single ticket: 7,50 Euro
- Single ticket reduced*: 6,50 Euro
- Combination family ticket Händel-Haus & Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus (2 adults accompanied by at least one child up to 18 years): 16,00 Euro
*Entitled to a reduction on presentation of appropriate identification: Pupils, students, trainees, severely disabled persons, holders of a Halle Pass and the Welcome Card Hall.
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 over 50 points in the exhibitions The use of both services is included in the admission price. Or you can book a personal guided tour. Further information on all offers can be found under Guided tours.
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 euros per pupil, one accompanying person free, second accompanying person: 4.50 euros
- 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.".
Monday and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 13:00 to 17:00
Wednesday 14:00 to 17:00
The library will be closed from 27.12.2023 to 01.01.2024.
For more information, please visit the library page.
The Handel House 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.
In the exhibitions of the Handel House 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 Handel House 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.
Working Group Musicians' Museums in Germany
The Händel-Haus Foundation is a member of the Working Group of Musicians' 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
The Handel House Foundation is one of 23 cultural beacons. The Conference of National Cultural Institutions (KNK) is an equal-opportunity interest group of 23 nationally significant cultural institutions of different sizes and orientations. The foundation of the KNK on 1 March 2002 in the Francke Foundations in Halle goes back to the so-called Blue Book.
More information at: www.konferenz-kultur.de