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Chawton House

Chawton House

GU34 1SJ

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Tel: +44 (0)1420 541010

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Opening Times

Open (4 Mar 2019 - 16 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30

* Last entry is half and hour before closing.

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. 


Wednesday, 24th July 2019 - Tuesday, 3rd September 2019

Summer Holidays at Chawton HouseSummer Holidays at Chawton HouseBring your kids along to Chawton house this summer and enjoy a special garden explorer trail and outdoor games. Come along to the house and ask for an Explorer trail when you purchase a ticket.
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Thursday, 1st August 2019 - Saturday, 31st August 2019

August Kids for a Quid at Chawton HouseAugust Kids for a Quid at Chawton HouseFor the whole month of August, children aged 6 to 16 pay just £1 entry to Chawton House! Spend the summer holidays exploring the beautiful house and grounds at a reduced price.
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Saturday, 7th September 2019 - Saturday, 7th September 2019

Saturday, 5th October 2019 - Saturday, 5th October 2019

Creative Writing Workshop at Chawton HouseCreative Writing Workshop at Chawton HouseEveryone has a story to tell! This informal session will engage your powers of observation and imagination, stimulating ideas and thought-provoking discussion. You may be a complete beginner, or a more experienced writer in need of inspiration. A series of writing exercises (both fun and practical)…
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Tuesday, 10th September 2019 - Tuesday, 10th September 2019

Friday, 4th October 2019 - Friday, 4th October 2019

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 - Wednesday, 23rd October 2019

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 - Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

Photography Workshop at Chawton HousePhotography Workshop at Chawton HouseEnjoy a day of creativity within the Hampshire Countryside, based here at the beautiful setting of Chawton House. Exclusive access to the house and gardens will be given, so you're in for a real treat!
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Saturday, 21st September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

Thursday, 24th October 2019 - Thursday, 24th October 2019

Saturday, 23rd November 2019 - Saturday, 23rd November 2019

Thursday, 13th February 2020 - Thursday, 13th February 2020

Modern Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners at Chawton HouseModern Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners at Chawton HouseIf you are looking to learn the fundamentals of modern calligraphy in a fun & relaxed atmosphere, why not head to Chawton House this Autumn to give it a go?
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Sunday, 29th September 2019 - Sunday, 29th September 2019

Rebel Women Writers Workshop at Chawton HouseRebel Women Writers Workshop at Chawton HouseAs part of Chawton House's Writing Women's Rights Programme, celebrate rebel women like Mary with words that fire resistance, insight and courage. Ignite your unique creative power.
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Sunday, 13th October 2019 - Sunday, 13th October 2019

Jocelyn Harris: Satire, Celebrity and Politics in Jane Austen at Chawton HouseJocelyn Harris: Satire, Celebrity and Politics in Jane Austen at Chawton HouseIn her latest book on Jane Austen, Professor Jocelyn Harris argues that she was "a satirist, a celebrity watcher, and a keen political observer". Join Chawton House for an afternoon talk on the author.
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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.



  • 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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