Keats House - London
10 Keats Grove, Hampstead, NW3 2RR
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer
Keats House is where John Keats, the poet, lived from 1818 to 1820 and is the setting which inspired some of Keats' most memorable poetry. Here Keats wrote Ode to a Nightingale' and fell in love with Fanny Brawne, the girl next door.
We work with students from Key Stage 1 to A-Level.
What makes us a great choice?
Keats House provides a wonderful setting for schools groups of all ages to explore the written and spoken word, art, history and the natural surroundings. Displays in the house relate to the life and times of John Keats and Fanny Brawne including letters written by Keats, books in which Keats wrote some of his poetry, and the engagement ring given by Keats to Fanny.
The garden is planted with fruit trees, plants and shrubs, all in keeping with the Regency period. Each border of the garden reflects an aspect of Keats's poetry: Melancholy, Autumn and Nightingale.
Keats House received a Sandford Award for Education in 2015.
Group Sizes Catered For
We welcome up to one class of 30 children at a time.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
We provide educational materials during the visit.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Children can take photos and videos of the exterior but not the interior. Audio is welcomed.
Risk Assessment Details
We provide a risk assessment for teachers. Teachers are welcome to come and carry out their own risk assessments, by arrangement.
£3 per child; minimum charges apply
First Aid Information
There are two qualified first aiders at Keats House, at least one of whom will be on site during a visit.
There is a small shop with a few pocket money items.
Children can eat lunch in the garden if the weather is good. There is space for children to eat lunch in The Nightingale Room in the Keats Community Library building.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
There is wheelchair access to the ground floor of Keats House. The Chester Room is accessed down two steps, but a portable ramp is available on request. The toilets in the garden are also wheelchair accessible.
A sympathetic hearing scheme is in operation in the house and there is an Induction Loop at the Welcome desk.
Opening Hours & Information
School visits can be booked on Tuesday mornings, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Morning visits are usually 10 am - 12 noon, and afternoon visits 1 - 3 pm.