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Chawton House

Chawton House

Chawton
Alton
Hampshire
GU34 1SJ

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Tel: +44 (0)1420 541010

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Opening Times

Open (2 Mar 2020 - 30 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

* Last entry is half and hour before closing.

Old Kitchen Tearoom: Open all year, 9am-4pm Mon-Fri and 11am-4pm Weekends and Bank Holidays.

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

From M25 Junction 10, A3 Guildford bypass, A31 Farnham & Alton bypass. Turn off left at A31/32 junction roundabout to Chawton and follow the brown tourist signs. From M25 Junction 12, M3 to Junction 5, B3349 to Odiham and Alton, follow signs for Chawton.

There is a limited amount of parking available at the house for cars and small minibuses. Please be aware that it is not possible to accommodate large coaches as the drive to the house is unsuitable for such vehicles. Groups can be dropped off in the lane at the top of the drive to Chawton House and a coach can be parked at the top of the drive in front of the barrier.

There is also coach parking in the nearby town of Alton.

Public Transport Directions

By Train: From London Waterloo, there are hourly trains to Alton. There is a taxi rank outside of the train station.

By Bus: The number 64 Stagecoach service runs daily between Alton train station and Winchester, stopping at the A31/32 junction roundabout near Chawton. The number 38 service from Petersfield to Alton offers a less frequent alternative option, stopping in Chawton.

On the 1st Sunday of each month between May and October inclusively the Medstead Depot Omnibus Group run a free bus service between Alton station and Chawton, stopping outside Jane Austen’s House Museum. These vintage buses are part of the Working Omnibus Museum Project charity. The service is funded by the owners of the buses and is open to anyone wishing to travel without any need for a rail ticket or any other form of payment. 

Events

Monday, 17th February 2020 - Friday, 21st February 2020

February Half Term at Chawton HouseFebruary Half Term at Chawton HouseCome and spend February half term celebrating snowdrops season at Chawton House! Ahead of the official re-opening at the beginning of March, the house will be part open with access to the Great Hall, library, tearoom and gardens.
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Wednesday, 19th February 2020 - Wednesday, 19th February 2020

Writers in Conversation: Gill Hornby, author of 'Miss Austen' at Chawton HouseWriters in Conversation: Gill Hornby, author of 'Miss Austen' at Chawton HouseJoin Sunday Times bestselling author Gill Hornby for the launch of her new book, 'Miss Austen' in the historical setting of Chawton House, once home to her brother Edward.
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Friday, 21st February 2020 - Friday, 21st February 2020

Bullet Journal Workshop for Teens at Chawton HouseBullet Journal Workshop for Teens at Chawton HouseLearn about the bullet journal system and how it can help you stay organised, and create a more meaningful and constructive life.
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Saturday, 22nd February 2020 - Saturday, 22nd February 2020

Photography Workshop: Snowdrops at Chawton HousePhotography Workshop: Snowdrops at Chawton HouseEnjoy a day of creativity within the Hampshire Countryside, based here at the beautiful setting of Chawton House. Do you know how to use your camera?? Don't worry as Chawton House's in house Photographer, Claire Lewis, is here to help.
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Sunday, 23rd February 2020 - Sunday, 23rd February 2020

National Garden Scheme Snowdrops Day at Chawton HouseNational Garden Scheme Snowdrops Day at Chawton HouseChawton House is opening the garden for a special viewing of the snowdrops, as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), an inspiring programme that organises the opening of outstanding gardens around the country to raise funds for charity.
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Sunday, 8th March 2020 - Sunday, 8th March 2020

International Women's Day: Man Up! Curator's Talk & Viewing at Chawton House LibraryInternational Women's Day: Man Up! Curator's Talk & Viewing at Chawton House LibraryChawton House's 2020 exhibition highlights stories of women who stepped into male roles. By picking up a pen, pistol or sword, they broke with convention to survive and thrive. Out of necessity or choice, to seek glory or escape the fetters of a restrictive life – there were those who kept control…
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Friday, 13th March 2020 - Friday, 13th March 2020

Wine Tasting Evening with Hambledon Vineyard at Chawton HouseWine Tasting Evening with Hambledon Vineyard at Chawton HouseChawton House have partnered up with Hambledon Vineyard to offer this unique evening event.
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Saturday, 14th March 2020 - Saturday, 14th March 2020

Creative Writing Workshop: Painting the Scenery at Chawton HouseCreative Writing Workshop: Painting the Scenery at Chawton HouseEvery story happens somewhere. It might be in a gritty urban environment, or an idyllic rural location, beside the sea or high in the mountains. As a writer you may visualize it perfectly in your head, but how do you let your reader 'see' it too? Whether you're writing historical fiction,…
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Thursday, 19th March 2020 - Thursday, 19th March 2020

Talk: Sharon Wright Those Magnificent Women In Their Flying Machines at Chawton HouseTalk: Sharon Wright Those Magnificent Women In Their Flying Machines at Chawton HouseMore than a century before the first aeroplane Georgian women were heading for the heavens in crazy, inspired contraptions that could bring death or glory and all too often, both. In 1783, humans learned how to fly with the invention of the hot air balloon.
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Saturday, 28th March 2020 - Saturday, 28th March 2020

Photography Workshop: Daffodils at Chawton HousePhotography Workshop: Daffodils at Chawton HouseEnjoy a day of creativity within the Hampshire Countryside, based here at the beautiful setting of Chawton House.
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Saturday, 20th June 2020 - Sunday, 28th June 2020

Jane Austen Regency WeekJane Austen Regency WeekJane Austen Regency Week is a 9-day festival held in Alton and Chawton each year. The festival runs from Saturday 20th - Sunday 28th June 2020. The festival includes 33 events, which will include the popular regulars including Alton Regency Day, Alton Regency Ball, talks, music, walks, tours and…
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£10.00 per ticket
Child Ticket£5.00 per ticket
Concession (Over 65 & Students) Ticket£8.00 per ticket
Family (2 adults & 3 children) Ticket£25.00 per ticket
Garden only£6.00 per ticket

Under 6s are free.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Establishment Features

  • Groups by arrangement
  • Guided tours
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms

Parking & Transport

  • On Site Car Parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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