Here's a shot of the upstairs hallway leading to
Keats's bedroom. The bedroom is on the right.
Here's a shot of Keats's bed. I don't believe
it was the *actual* bed Keats slept in, but it is a
Another view of Keats's bedroom. The small
table in front of the fireplace is from Keats's day,
though I don't know if it was actually used by Keats.
You can also see a dressing table near the window.
From this view, Keats's bed would be directly to the
right of the small round table.
This room was added onto the house in the
1830's. Though I don't think you can see her very
well, the lady in the picture hanging over the
fireplace was the woman who built the addition when
she bought Wentworth Place. (Can't remember her name,
unfortunately.) The cases covered with heavy cloth
contain original manuscripts and letters from Keats.
Thus, in order to keep the ink on the documents from
fading, the curtains are closed unless someone taking
a tour of the house wants to take a peek at them. One
letter I remember being behind those curtains was
Keats's letter to Fanny Brawne's mother written while
he was on board the Maria Crowther. This is the
letter where Keats scribbled his last direct message
to Fanny: "Good bye Fanny! God bless you." It's
poignant to read the actual letter because you can see
in his handwriting the pain and despair he felt as he
wrote those words--they were written in a tiny scrawl
and the words "God bless you" seemed to fade out into
a scribble as if he could barely find the energy to
Here's Brown's wine cellar which I'm sure was
filled with Chateaux Margeaux when Keats was in
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".