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To accompany our exhibition, 'Hidden Histories of Keats House', we take a look into the lives of some of the women who once lived here.

Meet Fanny Keats, the sister of John Keats, as she discusses her life at the house and enjoy a tour of the house to hear more about its female inhabitants.

We will have a talk by Dr Lizzy Spencer of the University of York. Building on the exhibition theme, she will explore the lives of several ordinary women in Regency England and what we can find out about their everyday existence, and show how even the most ordinary woman could exercise power in different ways.

There will also be an opportunity to decorate your own fan with fashionable pictures of the time and lace in our craft workshop. A fan was an essential part of a Regency woman’s wardrobe. It was not just for keeping cool but had its own sign language!

Alongside these special themed activities, the whole of Keats House will be open to visit. Admission includes entry to our exhibition ‘Hidden Histories of Keats House’, where you can find out more about those who lived here between 1816 and 1920, when Keats House was primarily used as a home.

Includes a complimentary mocktail!

Recommended for over 16s.