Keats House Museum

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'.


Exhibitions and events

Keats in Hampstead Walk

Event on 29.07.2017 11:00

Follow the story of Keats’s life in this walk around Hampstead village, with readings from his poetry and letters. Explore locations that inspired Keats, including the Vale of Health, Well Walk and...

A Joy Forever: ‘I Almost Wish We Were Butterflies’

Event on 29.07.2017 14:00

‘I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain’ wrote John Keats to Fanny...

On a Summer Evening: Late Night Opening

Event on 29.07.2017 18:30

To celebrate the longer evenings, we’re extending our opening hours on the last Saturday of June and July. Relax with a drink from our pop-up bar and enjoy the unique atmosphere of dusk falling over...

Guided Tour: The Architectural History of Keats House

Event on 30.07.2017 11:00

Explore the architectural history of Keats House, originally known as Wentworth Place. Hear the stories of its residents John Keats and his good friend Charles Brown, and discover how it was...

Summer Jazz and Poetry

Event on 04.08.2017 19:00

Celebrate the lazy, hazy days of the season with the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors and musician Catherine Lima, who will be coming together to bring you a fusion of poetry and jazz. Enjoy a drink...

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