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Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton

Jane Austen's House Museum

Chawton
Near Alton
Hampshire
GU34 1SD

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Tel: +44 01420 83262

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Opening Times

Open February - May (1 Feb 2019 - 31 May 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30
Open June - August (1 June 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Open September - December (1 Sept 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30

* Closed 24th - 26th December and throughout January. Reopening on 1st February. 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 stagecoachbus.com.

Events

Friday, 1st February 2019 - Tuesday, 31st December 2019

Making the Museum at Jane Austen's House MuseumMaking the Museum at Jane Austen's House MuseumJane Austen's House Museum first opened to the public 70 years ago, on 23 July 1949. Since then it has welcomed over a million visitors and has become one of the most important and best-loved literary sites in the world. This display of objects and stories throughout the house reveals how...
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Saturday, 22nd June 2019 - Sunday, 30th June 2019

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 22nd - Sunday 30th June 2019. The festival includes 30 events, which will include the popular regulars including Alton Regency Day, Alton Regency Ball, talks, music, walks, tours and...
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Tuesday, 25th June 2019 - Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Evening Opening at Jane Austen's House MuseumSummer Evening Opening at Jane Austen's House MuseumYour exclusive opportunity to enjoy Jane Austen's House Museum on a summer's evening. Enjoy exploring the house after hours and learn more about our 70th anniversary exhibition, Making the Museum, in pop-up talks from the exhibition curator. Take a look behind-the-scenes in the Austens’ Attic...
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Saturday, 29th June 2019 - Saturday, 29th June 2019

Talk: Austen on the Cheap for Regency Week at Jane Austen's House MuseumTalk: Austen on the Cheap for Regency Week at Jane Austen's House MuseumInexpensive nineteenth-century reprints helped make Jane Austen canonical, yet many early lowbrow versions of her novels remain unrecorded and unstudied. Professor Barchas describes her democratising approach to reception history as "hard-core bibliography meets the Antiques Roadshow."
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Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 - Tuesday, 23rd July 2019

70th Anniversary of the Opening of Jane Austen's House Museum70th Anniversary of the Opening of Jane Austen's House MuseumJane Austen's House Museum first opened to the public on 23 July 1949. This year, on the 70th anniversary of our official opening date, the first 70 visitors will be able to purchase Museum admission at the original 1949 ticket price of 1/6d (equivalent to £2.34 today)!
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Saturday, 27th July 2019 - Saturday, 27th July 2019

Jane Austen's House Museum's 70th Birthday Party!Jane Austen's House Museum's 70th Birthday Party!Jane Austen's House Museum are holding a special birthday party to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Museum and everyone is invited! The Museum grounds will be decorated and filled with festivity, with activities for all the family on offer throughout the day. There will be lots to see and do...
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.00 per ticket
Child aged 6 - 16£4.00 per ticket
Concessions£8.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • 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

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • 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

Parking & Transport

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

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1 - 5 hours

Provider Preferences

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

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

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