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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
Afternoon Poems: Women at War – Mothers, Martyrs and Munitions
08 Nov 2014
15:00 - 16:00
Keats House
Included in house admission, no booking required.

Some of the finest poetry ever produced came from the devastation and bravery witnessed during the First World War. This afternoon's readings by the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors will focus on the unique perspective of women writers.

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