RÊVE at a glance

Using RÊVE

Below you will find a full list of the current contents of RÊVE with links that will take you directly to each exhibit.

You can also search RÊVE using the search bar on the main exhibition page.

Adam Mickiewicz’s Tie Pin

‘Les Adieux de l’Hermite de Dronning-Gaard’

Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence

Beckford’s Moorish Summer House

Beethoven’s Ear Trumpets

The Bersagliere student’s goodbye

Bettina von Arnim’s Handbag

Bettine! (Or a Letter Without Text)

Byron’s Decoupage Screen

Byron’s Hair

The Cadiz Bomb

Chateaubriand’s Cedar

A Christmas Entertainment in London, Jan 11th, 1826

A Claude Glass

A Cloud

The Commonplace Book of Marie Louise of Austria, Duchess of Parma

A Copy of Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes, 1822

Cowper’s Letter Cabinet

Cowper’s Windowpane

Dante’s Bones Rediscovered and Exhibited

The decanters Samuel Rogers gave to Lord Byron

Dorothy’s Room (2018)

E Conchis Omnia

Edgeworthstown House

The Engagement Ring Given by John Keats to Fanny Brawne

Erasmus Darwin’s Artificial Bird

Erasmus Darwin’s Temple of Nature

The Eudiometer at Tintern

The European Jane Austen

Every House of the Ant-Hill on the Plain: Richard Horwood’s London

Falun Copper Mine

A Farm called ‘Maloi Jaroslawitz’, or, A Dutch Melancholy Hussar

The Fiddle that Taught Robert Burns his Manners

Fingal’s Cave

The Flora Danica Dinner Service

Fonthill Abbey

Fragment of a Cancelled Copper Plate from William Blake’s America

A Fragment of a Letter in Jane Austen’s Hand

Frédéric Chopin’s grand piano

Garibaldi’s Cabin

George Eliot’s Piano

The Golden Horns

Goya Frescoes

Goya’s Dog

A handwritten poem and sketch by famous Polish novelist Kazimierz Bujnicki

A Ha’pennyworth of Sedition, 1796

Harlequin’s Invasion, 1803

The Hellespont

Herries & Co Circular Note

Herschel’s Telescope

Holograph letter from Adam Smith to David Hume

Illustration from Portuguese periodical O Panorama showing the railroad between London and Greenwich, 1840

János Erdélyi’s Travelling Box

John Bonnycastle’s Planetarium

John Soane’s Sarcophagus

John Thelwall’s Summer Study

The Junot-Wellington Watch

Kościuszko’s Mound

A Lace Boudoir Cap and Lace Undersleeves

Laennec’s Stethoscope

Leigh Hunt’s Parlour at Surrey Gaol

The letter that instigated the nation-wide competition that inspired Adam Oehlenschläger to write the unofficial Danish national anthem

Livre d’or de la Flégère

A Lock of Goethe’s Hair

A Lock of Goethe’s Hair (poem)

Lord Byron’s Autograph at the Castle of Chillon

Lord Byron’s Memoirs

Manuscript of 40 verses of Mickiewicz’s “Pan Tadeusz”

A Mauchline Binding

A medal commemorating the performance of Viganò’s ballet Prometeo in 1814

Memorial to Giustiniana Wynne in Angelo Quirini’s Garden

The ‘Messiah’ Violin

Miklós Barabás, Bust of Sándor Petőfi (1846)

Mont Blanc

Mount Etna

Mount Vesuvius

A Mourning Dress brought back from Tahiti by Captain James Cook

Mrs Unwin’s Spectacles

Narcissa’s Tomb

Newstead Abbey: Lord Byron’s Inspiration

The Notebook Shared by the Shelleys, 1814-1818

The Offices of the Minerva Press, Leadenhall Street

An Opening in a Holland House Dinner Book

Ossian’s Hall

A Page from Keats’s Anatomy Notebook

Percy Bysshe Shelley’s copy of Homer’s Odyssey

The petition for Richard Lovell Edgeworth to be permitted to stay in Paris, 1803

Petrarch’s Inkstand

Plate from the ‘Frog Service’

A poster advertising the opening of William Cowper’s house in Olney as a museum, 1900

A Real Picture from the Fictional Corinne’s Gallery

A Remarkable Notebook: Coleridge’s Companion in Malta

Robert Burns’s ‘Kilmarnock’ Edition (1786)

Romantic Ruins in a Luxembourg Landscape: William II and B.C. Koekkoek’s View of the Castle of Larochette (1848)

Rousseau’s Trapdoor

Ruth in Boaz’s fields (1856)

Sándor Petőfi’s Wallet

The Selborne Yew

Shakespeare’s Chair and the Polish Princess

The Shelley Memorial

Shelley’s Inkstand

Sir Edwin Landseer’s Monarch of the Glen, c. 1851

Sir Walter Scott’s Elbow Chair: The Seat of Power

Sir Walter Scott’s Slippers

The Table of Inkwells

Le Temple de la Nature

Teresa Guiccioli’s Travelling Chest

Thomas Hood’s Favourite Anatomy Song

Thomas Moore’s Harp

Tippoo’s Tiger

The Toussaint Timepiece: Trophy of War? 

The town of Joigny, Burgundy

Transcript of Poems, by John Keats

Two French clocks depicting Paul et Virginie

Two Pages from Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journal

Victor Hugo’s House in Pasaia

‘A View of Abbotsford from across the Tweed’

The volcanic fissure of Lakagígar, Iceland

William Cowper’s garden netting: weaving nets for bird-alluring fruit

William Cowper’s Pocket Watch

William Cowper’s Shaving Mirror

William Cowper’s Summer House

William Hayley’s Tribute Tea-Caddy

William James Linton, A Map of Republican Europe (1854)

Wordsworth’s Wishing-Gate