Visit Jane Austen’s House in the Hampshire village of Chawton and discover the world’s best loved novelist. It was in this picturesque cottage that Jane Austen’s genius flourished and where she wrote, revised, and had published all six of her treasured novels, including the timeless Pride and Prejudice.
Today visitors can step back in time to 1816 and follow in Jane’s footsteps, exploring the home and garden that Jane knew and loved, uncovering the story of her life and times, and getting up-close to objects from the museum’s unparalleled Austen collection, including Jane’s letters, jewellery and the little table at which she wrote her much loved novels.
|Open (19 May 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)|
|Monday - Tuesday||Closed|
|Wednesday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:30|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 16:30|
Map & Directions
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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.