The Gerald Coke Handel Collection is an internationally-important collection of material relating to composer George Frideric Handel and his contemporaries, including manuscripts, printed music and books, libretti, artworks and ephemera.
The Collection was assembled by Gerald Coke over a period of sixty years and left to the nation by his widow with a wish that it be allocated to the Museum in the care of the Handel Institute. The endowment accompanying the Collection is managed by the Gerald Coke Handel Foundation. The Gerald Coke Handel Collection also holds the research collection of Handel & Hendrix in London (formerly the Handel House Museum).
The Gerald Coke Handel Collection reading room is open Wednesday – Friday for research by appointment. For all enquiries email or call +44 (0)20 7841 3606.