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    Keats Listening to the Nightingale on Hampstead Heath (detail)

    Portrait of ​Keats, Listening to the Nightingale on Hampstead Heath

The Keats House collection is comprised of an enormous variety of Keats related material including books, paintings and everyday household items which might have been used in the house at the time. Some of the original material includes letters written by Keats, books in which Keats wrote some of his poetry, and the engagement ring given by Keats to his fiancée, Fanny Brawne.

Many of the most important items in the collection, such as the letters, books and photographs are now particularly vulnerable as they are fragile and sensitive to light. This means that they are only displayed for short periods at the House. These pages contain a selection of those items and other collection highlights for you to explore.

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