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“Oasis of Calm”

Keats-Shelley House
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Owner description: Known as Casina Rosa, this small museum is devoted to the authors' works and memorabilia.
Epsom, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Oasis of Calm”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Alongside the Spanish Steps is the Keats, Shelley House, a real oasis of calm from the bustle of the Piazza di Spagna. Books, documents, letters and pictures fill this fairly small memorial. There is a very good introductory film, lasting about 20 minutes, giving a good insight into the lives of these poets.

Visited May 2014
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable little museum”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Good place to pass some time. there's a continuous documentary of about 20 mins that gives a lot of background to the place and Keats/Shelley/Byron, and interesting artfacts . Helpful and enthisiastic and knowledgable staff. I pointed out that someone had interpreted the handwritten price of a piano in a letter as £175 when in fact the letter actually said 75 guineas, still a lot of money for almost 300 yrs ago!

Visited January 2014
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Athens, Greece
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“A tribute to great romantic poets”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Right next to the Spanish steps, this little museum is a hymn to Keats and Shelley, including a huge collection of old and authentic books and items belonged to the two poets.

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
“Atmospheric museum”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Although quite small (and very warm), the exhibits are well laid out, with lots of information and special exhibition. It's a little dark, no doubt to preserve the writings. However it makes the notes and explanations hard to read. Despite this, an excellent place to visit.

Visited September 2013
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Moorpark, California
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“A must!”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

This is a must if you love the romantic poets - even if you just love literature. First I would suggest a quick primer on Keats by watching the film "Bright Star." It's a shame that more people don't visit this little treasure filled with rare first edition books and handwritten works by Keats, Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Oscar Wilde, etc. There are paintings and personal effects and photographs, and the small room where 25 year old Keats died of TB. Even hubby who asked "Keats who?" enjoyed this little gem. You'll need to climb one flight of stairs to enter. Purchase your tickets there. Do go - they need your support, and I believe you'll enjoy it.

Visited April 2013
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