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Date updated: 6/08/2021

Keats200 Legacy Programme 

Keats House (formerly Wentworth Place) has been a museum celebrating the life and works of poet John Keats since the 1920’s. Keats lived at Wentworth Place from December 1818 to September 1820. During this short period, Keats found inspiration, friendship and love and wrote most of the poems for which he is best remembered, including ’Ode to a Nightingale’, which is closely associated with the House.

To celebrate this important literary figure who is an inspiration worldwide, we need your support to raise £40,000 to continue the legacy of the Keats200 programme. This will enable us to:

  • Digitise items from the collection and make them accessible to everyone
  • Host poetry readings and performances, sessions and workshops
  • Engage with a range of partners such as schools, theatres and other educational and cultural venues to bring Keats work to new audiences
  • Support the artist and poet in residence programme to develop diverse, creative and fun ways to introduce young people to Keats work
  • Enhance the visitor entrance in keeping with a Grade I listed building

*Please note: If monies are raised above the required amount, or in the case that insufficient monies are raised to enable the project to go ahead, the amounts raised would be directed to similar projects within the charity.

Donate to Keats200 Legacy Programme

Keats House garden enhancement

Keats House (formerly Wentworth Place) has been a museum celebrating the life and works of poet John Keats since the 1920’s. Keats lived at Wentworth Place from December 1818 to September 1820. During this short period, Keats found inspiration, friendship and love and wrote most of the poems for which he is best remembered, including ’Ode to a Nightingale’, which is closely associated with the House.

We need your support to raise £15,000 to enhance the Keats House garden to:

  • Introduce heritage planting so the garden more closely reflects that which existed during Keats’ time and resonated in his poetry
  • Restore historic aspects of the garden by reintroducing lost flower beds and features
  • Commission artwork to reflect the garden’s past

Today, Keats House is managed by the City of London Corporation and is a registered charity (number 1053381).

*Please note: If monies are raised above the required amount, or in the case that insufficient monies are raised to enable the project to go ahead, the amounts raised would be directed to similar projects within the charity.

Donate to Keats House Garden Enhancement