Keats & Shelley Museum in Rome
Located at the second floor of the building at the right corner of the Spanish Steps, the Keats- Shelley Memorial House is tribute to the English Romantic poets John Keats and Percy J. Shelley, who were spellbound by the Eternal City.
John Keats died here in 1821 when he was just 21 years old. His bedroom, that overlooks the square, have been preserved as a shrine to his tragic story and his incredible talent. The museum houses memorabilia of the English Romantic generation, and a collection of treasures and curiosities associated to the lives and works of Romantic poets.
|Opening Hours: from 10.00am to 1.00pm / from 2.00pm to 6.00pm
|Best Time To Visit: Weekdays 10:30 am or 4:30 pm
|Accessibility: Partially Accessible
How to Visit
1PLAN YOUR VISIT IN ADVANCE
– Add this site to your Travel List. There’s no need to pre-book your tickets;
2CHECK IN ADVANCE THE BEST TIME VISIT
– Springtime and Summertime: 10.00am or 4.30pm;
– Fall and Wintertime: from 11.30am to 4.30pm;
3WEAR COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR
– Summertime: sneakers, sun cream and a hat;
– Wintertime: sneakers, umbrella and raincoat
From Monday to Saturday: from 10.00am to 1.00pm / from 2.00 to 6.00;
- Adults: €5.00 (up to the age of 65);
- Reduced tickets: €4.00 (under 18s and 65s or over). Visitors eligible for a young person’s or senior’s discount will be asked for proof of age).
- Children under 6 can visit the museum for free.
Wheelchair Accessibility Service:
VISITORS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
Visitors must climb 39 steps to reach the museum which is located at 2nd floor.
For visitors who are able to do this, the staff of the museum is on hand, by prior arrangement, to help with bringing up wheelchairs to the museum level. Having arrived on the second floor, visitors in wheelchairs or those using crutches are able to access the entire museum. Chairs are located throughout the museum should any visitor wish to sit down.
VISITORS WITH SENSORY DISABILITIES
For those who are visually impaired, the museum provides large print copies of the labels and panels of the permanent collection, which can be borrowed from the ticket desk. For visitors whose visual impairments are more severe, curatorial staff can offer an introductory tour of the House. It is essential that visitors telephone to request this in advance of their visit.
Guide dogs are welcome at the Museum.
Most of the exhibits in the museum are visual, and therefore
visitors with auditory impairments need not feel that their visit will be greatly impeded. For group visits, curatorial staff can provide
a talk about Keats’ life and the history of the House, provided that the group brings its own sign language interpreter. Advance booking is essential: (+39) 06 678 42 35.
+39 06 678 4235
Monday to Saturday: 10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm
How to Reach
1FROM THE CITY CENTER TO COLOSSEUM
2FROM FIUMICINO AIRPORT TO SPANISH STEPS
– Once at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (Fiumicino Airport) take the Leonardo Express Train to Termini Station;
– Next, at Termini take the Metro A (Orange Line) Direction Battistini for 3 stops. Get down at Spagna Metro Station.
Piazza di Spagna, 26, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Keats & Shelley Memorial House Quick Facts
The library contains an impressive collection, that counts more than 8,000 volumes and many early printed copies belonging to the second generation of Romantics.
The entire collection was created by Harry Nelson Gay, who spent many years in selecting the books and was personally devoted to Keats and Shelley.
Other than the exhibition rooms, there are two amazing terraces that overlook onto the stairs and the square.
Keats & Shelley Memorial House FAQ
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