The legendary Jimi Hendrix will now have his own museum in the very fitting location of a flat in London, where the rock pioneer lived in the late ’60s. The flat, located at 23 Brook Street, was found by Jimi’s girlfriend Kathy Etchingham, and he moved there in July of 1968 before heading to the United States for a tour. He returned to the flat in January of 1969 and many interviews and photo shoots were held at the location. In March, Hendrix was back in the U.S. and never returned to the flat. He died in September of 1970.
The flat has since been used as office space, but in 2014 the Handel House Trust was granted the resources to restore it permanently and add visitor facilities so it can function as a proper museum. Exhibition designer Catherine Halcrow and Deputy Director Martin Wyatt reconstructed the flat with guitars, LPs, decorations, and other details from the 1960s home.
The Hendrix Flat opens on February 10, and you can buy tickets here.