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Keats House

The Romantic poet John Keats lived in this house and was inspired to write his most memorable poetry here. 

The grade 1 listed building is open to the public as a museum and literary centre, where Keats's memory lives on through events, creative activities and special displays.

Visitors can explore Keats's study, the bedroom where his consumption was first diagnosed, and the garden which he shared with the love of his life, Fanny Brawne, and in which he composed his famous 'Ode to a Nightingale'. 

Discover the house where poet John Keats wrote his best loved poems in this fascinating video.

Opening hours

Keats House is open Tuesday to Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. During the winter months (November to February) we have reduced opening times. For full details, admission prices and directions, look at our Visit us page.


Our events programme includes poetry performances, talks, creative writing workshops, music and family activities. For a full list of current events, visit our What's on page. 

Registered Charity number 1053381

What's happening
Templar Poetry Live: 10th Birthday
27 Jan 2015
19:00 - 20:30
Keats House
Free, booking recommended

Join us for an evening of poetry to celebrate the tenth year of Templar Poetry hosted by Alex McMillen, with a selection of invited poets from Templar Poetry pamphlets, collections, anthologies and Iota Poetry magazine.

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