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Jane Austen's House Museum

Jane Austen's House Museum

Near Alton
GU34 1SD

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Tel: +44 01420 83262

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Opening Times

Open February - May 2018 (1 Feb 2018 - 31 May 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30
Open June - August 2018 (1 June 2018 - 31 Aug 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Open September - December 2018 (1 Sept 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30

* Closed 24th - 26th December and throughout January 2018. Reopening on Thursday 1st February 2018.
Please check website for opening times.
Last entry time half an hour before closing.

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

Nearest major road is A31/A32. Off roundabout that splits A31-A32 about 0.25 mile into Chawton Village.

Public Transport Directions

It is now easier than ever to visit Jane Austen’s House Museum by public transport with an easy to follow walking guide from a nearby bus stop. The number 64 Stagecoach service runs daily between Alton train station and Winchester, while the number 38 service from Petersfield to Alton offers a less frequent alternative option stopping in Chawton Village. Please always check online before travelling


Wednesday, 14th February 2018 - Thursday, 31st May 2018

Friday, 1st June 2018 - Friday, 31st August 2018

Family, Friendship and Northanger Abbey at Jane Austen's House MuseumDisplays throughout Jane Austen House Museum, featuring newly acquired treasures, will explore the themes of family and friendship in both Northanger Abbey and in the lives of the Austen family. Come and discover how attending society balls, writing letters and reading novels played a role in the...
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Wednesday, 30th May 2018 - Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Family Event: Where's Jane? Meet the Author at Jane Austen's House MuseumCome and meet Rebecca Smith, author of the fantastic new picture book Where's Jane? at Jane Austen's House Museum, who will be on hand to chat about her life as a writer and to sign copies of her book. Bring the book to life by searching for Jane Austen's characters around the garden and have fun...
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Saturday, 9th June 2018 - Saturday, 9th June 2018

Saturday, 14th July 2018 - Saturday, 14th July 2018

Saturday, 11th August 2018 - Saturday, 11th August 2018

Saturday, 8th September 2018 - Saturday, 8th September 2018

Saturday, 13th October 2018 - Saturday, 13th October 2018

Saturday, 10th November 2018 - Saturday, 10th November 2018

Saturday, 8th December 2018 - Saturday, 8th December 2018

Meet the Lace-Makers at Jane Austen's House Museum'The lace on Mrs Thorpe's pelisse was not half so handsome as her own.' - Northanger Abbey. Come and meet members of the Alresford Lacemaking Society as they demonstrate the art and craft of lacemaking at Jane Austen's House Museum.
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Tuesday, 19th June 2018 - Tuesday, 19th June 2018

Evening Opening at Jane Austen's House MuseumYour once-a-year opportunity see Jane Austen's House Museum and the splendid garden in the evening. 
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Saturday, 23rd June 2018 - Saturday, 23rd June 2018

Talk: Understanding Your Muslin at Jane Austen's House Museum"Do you understand muslins, sir?" – so asks Mrs Allen of Mr Tilney in Northanger Abbey. In this talk, presented by Dr Serena Dyer, you will learn all you need to know to satisfy Mrs Allen with your answer. Illustrated using reproduction garments and accessories, this talk will explain how...
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Saturday, 1st September 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Persuasion and War at Jane Austen's House MuseumThroughout most of Jane Austen's life, Britain was at war. Although Austen did not often write about war in her novels, it is a subtext to many of the stories and this is particularly true of Persuasion. In the second half of 2018, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First...
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Friday, 21st September 2018 - Friday, 21st September 2018

Guided Walk: In Jane Austen's Footsteps​Join Jane Austen's House Museum for a relaxed stroll through Jane Austen's country village of Chawton. Walk in Jane's footsteps and find out more about the village in which Austen lived; the people she knew, the places she visited and the importance of village life in shaping her writing....
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Saturday, 13th October 2018 - Saturday, 13th October 2018

Talk: Jane Austen, Wartime Novelist with Professor Kathryn SutherlandWartime was the ordinary, everyday time of Jane Austen's adult life. Yet her popular and critical reception through much of the twentieth century was built on her seeming ignorance of public events. But just how ignorant was she?
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£8.00 per ticket
Child aged 6 - 16£4.00 per ticket
Concessions/students£6.50 per ticket

2016 prices.


Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction - Largely an indoor attraction but also has garden and out buildings


  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Some arrangements willingly made upon prior request.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - Wheelchair access is ground floor only.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - Space for two coaches in Car Park opposite
  • Off-road parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance - Yes but a bit of a walk!
  • Secure cycle parking - can be arranged


  • Outdoor eating area - garden for picnics
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1 - 5 hours
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Dogs admitted on a lead - garden only
  • Groups by arrangement - Groups of between 15 and 60 people are welcome. Essential to prebook. After introductory talk, large groups must divide to go round house.
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Spanish printed material

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