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Jane Austen's House in Chawton

Jane Austen's House

Chawton
Near Alton
Hampshire
GU34 1SD

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Tel: +44 01420 83262

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Opening Times

Open September - December (1 Sept 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30
Open February - May (1 Feb 2021 - 31 May 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30
Open June - August (1 June 2021 - 31 Aug 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* 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

Jane Austen's House Museum is located in the rural village of Chawton near the town of Alton in Hampshire. The historic city of Winchester is just over 15 miles to the south west of the village, and the market town of Farnham is 10 miles to the west.

Jane Austen's House Museum and the village of Chawton are just off the A31 at the A31/A32 roundabout near the town of Alton. Free parking is provided in the public car park opposite the Museum beyond the pub car park.

Public Transport Directions

By train: South Western Railway operate a regular service between London Waterloo and Alton, which is just 2 miles from the Museum. A taxi service can be found at the station in Alton for the onward journey.

By bus: 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 (Broadway), while the number 38 service from Petersfield to Alton offers a less frequent alternative option stopping directly outside the Museum in Chawton. Please always check the Stagecoach website before travelling. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.00 per ticket
Art Fund Members£4.50 per ticket
Child aged 6-16£4.00 per ticket
Disabled (Carer Free)£4.00 per ticket
Family (1 Adults & up to 3 Children)£15.00 per ticket
Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children)£22.00 per ticket
Job Seekers£4.00 per ticket
Seniors£8.00 per ticket
Young Person (17-26)£7.00 per ticket

Children under 6 free. Entry to the garden only free.

Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase, excluding special event days. On your return please present your ticket along with a form of ID.

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)

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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Recent Reviews:

  • Nick H
    sidcup
    Amazing place, amazing value.
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 25th September 2020
    This charming place is incredible value for money and is well worth a visit if you are a fan of Jane Austen's work or not. The friendly staff had put excellent C. 19 measures in place and, as a... Read full review
  • Anna K
    United Kingdom
    The person be it gentleman or lady who has not pleasure in this house....
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th October 2020
    This is a "must" for fans of Jane Austen. I have been waiting for this attraction to re-open following its closure because of Covid-19. It is a small house but is beautifully managed. The joy of... Read full review
  • frederiquej2019
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fabulous place, great staff, COVID safe
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 24th October 2020
    Jane Austen’s house is a delightful cottage beautifully arranged with items that used to belong to her and her relatives or things which were typical of her time. Everything is tastefully displayed... Read full review

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