Jane Austen's House

Jane Austen's House

Chawton
Near Alton
Hampshire
GU34 1SD

Tel: 01420 83262

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Opening Times

April/May (17 Apr 2024 - 26 May 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
May half term (27 May 2024 - 2 June 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Summer (3 June 2024 - 29 Sept 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
October (2 Oct 2024 - 27 Oct 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
October half term (28 Oct 2024 - 3 Nov 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
November (9 Nov 2024 - 10 Nov 2024)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Winter (14 Nov 2024 - 22 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Jane Austen's Birthday (16 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday10:00 - 17:00
Christmas/New Year (28 Dec 2024 - 30 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Saturday - Monday10:00 - 17:00
January (6 Jan 2025 - 7 Jan 2025)
DayTimes
January/February (11 Jan 2025 - 28 Feb 2025)
DayTimes
Monday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
March (6 Mar 2025 - 31 Mar 2025)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Easter school holidays (1 Apr 2025 - 14 Apr 2025)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Opening times are 10am – 5pm with last admission at 4pm. Please check opening times before travelling.

The house will be open in addition to the timings above across Hampshire school holidays and most spring and summer bank holidays. Please check the attraction's website for details.

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

Jane Austen's House 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 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 House. A taxi service can be found at the station in Alton for the onward journey.

By Bus: 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 House in Chawton.  Please always check the Stagecoach website before travelling.

Events

Monday, 27th May 2024 - Monday, 27th May 2024

Waking Up the House Tour: Jane Austen's HouseWaking Up the House Tour: Jane Austen's HouseJoin Jane Austen's House for an exclusive, early-morning tour of the house Jane Austen knew and loved. In this exclusive, early-morning tour, they'll be unlocking doors, opening shutters and letting sunshine into the darkened rooms. Along the way, you'll learn the secrets and stories of this…
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Tuesday, 28th May 2024 - Tuesday, 28th May 2024

Families Guided Village Walk with Jane Austen's HouseFamilies Guided Village Walk with Jane Austen's HouseThis fun, relaxed, guided family walk will take you back in time, to discover the village Jane Austen knew and loved. Inspired by Jane's hoard of over thirty nephews and nieces, you'll be dressing up, telling stories, playing games, crafting and making memories along the way.
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Saturday, 22nd June 2024 - Sunday, 30th June 2024

Jane Austen Regency WeekJane Austen Regency WeekJane Austen Regency Week Alton Saturday 22nd - Sunday 30th June 2024 Jane Austen Regency Week Alton 2024 sees a full program of events beginning with Regency Day & Market on Saturday 22nd June from 10.00am till 3.00pm in Alton High Street There will also be the ever popular Alton Regency Ball along…
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.75 per ticket
Art Fund Members£6.40 per ticket
Child aged 6-16£6.00 per ticket
Disabled (Carer Free)£10.00 per ticket
Family (1 Adult & up to 3 Children)£18.00 per ticket
Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children)£30.00 per ticket
Jane Austen Society Members£6.40 per ticket
Seniors£12.00 per ticket
Young Person (17-26)£10.00 per ticket

Children under 6 free.

For group bookings, visit https://janeaustens.house/visit/groups/

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking - Available on request
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access - Wheelchair access is ground floor only.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible - ground floor only (upstairs can be viewed virtually via a 360° degree virtual tour)

Catering

  • Picnic Site
  • Restaurant - Cafe and Restaurant/Pub opposite the museum

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - Two allocated coach bays within the village car park
  • Free parking - In village car park opposite museum
  • 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

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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      293
    • Average
      51
    • Poor
      13
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    Recent Reviews:

    • TheOriginalMcFishie
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Well worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 3rd May 2024
      Really lovely experience. Friendly team. The houses is well set out. Loved the interactive nature of the exhibits, trying on hats, adding to the discussion on Mansfield Park, even being able to sit... Read full review
    • Frank S
      Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
      Excellent
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 11th May 2024
      Really excellent. Easy to book your slot on the website & the ticket is valid for a year so you can re-visit as many times as you want. The house was well laid out with lots of interesting exhibits... Read full review
    • Ravi S
      Surrey, United Kingdom
      Must visit if you are around Surrey
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 22nd May 2024
      Well organised tour complete with a museum - the tour guides are well informed and made it an overall great experience for our children, especially as one of them had studied Pride and Prejudice for... Read full review

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