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Welcome to Keats House - discover the beauty of poetry and place in the newly re-displayed home of the Romantic poet John Keats.

Explore the life and work of Keats through new exhibits of his original manuscripts and artefacts which tell the story of how the young poet found inspiration, friendship, and love in this stunning Regency villa.

The house comes alive with special events throughout the year, from poetry performances to family fun days. There's always something to do in the house whenever you visit - listen to Keats' world-famous poetry, watch a film about his busy life in Hampstead, or create your own poem.

Make sure to check the opening hours - which change with the season - and how to get here before you visit.

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    ​Join in the poetry activities, late events, and family fun at Keats House throughout the year

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Yeats and Margo, with Timothy West and Victoria Ross
Date:
05 May 2015
Time:
19:00 - 20:30
Location:
Keats House
Cost:
£8, includes a complimentary drink, booking recommended

A live performance of Cicely Herbert’s radio play, with Timothy West as W.B. Yeats and Victoria Ross as Margo Ruddock. The play uses original letters and poems to dramatise the short but passionate affair between the 60-year-old poet and a troubled young actress.

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Afternoon Poems: Garden of Love
Date:
09 May 2015
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Location:
Keats House
Cost:
Free with an admission ticket, no booking required

The Keats House Poetry Ambassadors bring you a carefully-cultivated afternoon of poetry exploring gardens. Enjoy botanical readings in view of our beautiful garden, in which Keats found inspiration, friendship and of course love.

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