Jane Austen's House in Chawton

Jane Austen's House

Chawton
Near Alton
Hampshire
GU34 1SD

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Opening Times

Open (19 May 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:30

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

Saturday, 26th March 2022 - Sunday, 2nd October 2022

Jane Austen UndressedJane Austen Undressed at Jane Austen's HouseIn this display Jane Austen's House uncover some of these private layers of clothing, from shifts and chemises to stays and petticoats. Discover how they were worn, what they felt like, and what they meant for daily life.
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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Saturday, 28th May 2022

Introduction to Patchwork Workshop at Jane Austen's HouseIntroduction to Patchwork Workshop at Jane Austen's HouseJoin Jane Austen's House for a relaxed and enjoyable patchwork workshop - perfect for beginners. Under the eye of the experienced tutor, you'll stitch a patchwork flower to decorate a cotton tote bag or a card, and learn the skills to complete another project at home.
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Saturday, 18th June 2022 - Sunday, 26th June 2022

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 18th - Sunday 26th June 2022.
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Sunday, 19th June 2022 - Sunday, 19th June 2022

Emma Tour at Jane Austen's HouseEmma Tour at Jane Austen's HouseA very special guided tour of Jane Austen's House, exploring the story behind 'Emma' - often regarded as the perfect English novel. Walking in Jane's footsteps, you'll discover the rooms where Emma was written and learn about her inspirations for the novel.
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Sunday, 19th June 2022 - Sunday, 19th June 2022

Martha Lloyd's Household Book Jane Austen's HouseTalk: Martha Lloyd's Household Book Jane Austen's HouseJoin food historian Julienne Gehrer for a fascinating talk on Martha Lloyd's Household book, a precious document of recipes used in the Austen household, held in the Museum's collection.
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Sunday, 19th June 2022 - Sunday, 19th June 2022

Thursday, 23rd June 2022 - Thursday, 23rd June 2022

Waking Up the House at Jane Austen's HouseWaking Up the House at Jane Austen's HouseAn exclusive glimpse behind the scenes, as Jane Austen's House wakes up for the day. In this exclusive, early-morning tour, your guide at Jane Austen's House will be unlocking doors, opening shutters and letting sunshine into the darkened rooms.
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Tuesday, 21st June 2022 - Tuesday, 21st June 2022

Calligraphy Workshop: Letters and Notes at Jane Austen's HouseCalligraphy Workshop: Letters and Notes at Jane Austen's HouseA time-travelling calligraphy workshop, revisiting the feel of writing a letter with a dip pen and ink, as Jane Austen would have done.
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Tuesday, 21st June 2022 - Tuesday, 21st June 2022

Jane Austen and London at Jane Austen's HouseJane Austen and London at Jane Austen's HouseA fascinating exploration of Jane Austen's London, presented by actor Angela Barlow. This lively illustrated talk investigates the importance of London to Jane Austen in her novels and in her life. Was it a 'scene of Dissipation & Vice', a place of 'domestic happiness', or a city of stimulus and…
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Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 - Wednesday, 22nd June 2022

Jane Austen, Needlework and Character at Jane Austen's HouseJane Austen, Needlework and Character at Jane Austen's HouseA lively illustrated talk by Maggie Lane and Angela Barlow, exploring the role of needlework in the plots of Jane Austen's novels and the depiction of her characters.
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Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 - Wednesday, 22nd June 2022

Meet the Family at Jane Austen's HouseMeet the Family at Jane Austen's HouseJane Austen had a large, clever, affectionate family. From her dear sister Cassandra to her six brothers, numerous uncles and aunts, and in time over thirty nephews and nieces, there were plenty of relatives around to inspire her, get on her nerves, swap stories with, gossip about, write to and…
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Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 - Wednesday, 22nd June 2022

Stitch Salon at Jane Austen's HouseStitch Salon at Jane Austen's HouseAn afternoon of relaxed knitting or needlework, plenty of tea and cake, and of course lively conversation! The Austen women would have worked at sewing and needlework for much of the time, making and mending clothes for themselves, family and the poor.
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Thursday, 23rd June 2022 - Thursday, 23rd June 2022

A Foray Into Jane Austen's Teenage Writings at Jane Austen's HouseA Foray Into Jane Austen's Teenage Writings at Jane Austen's HouseA lively introduction to Jane Austen's short, funny and madly inventive teenage writings - stories and sketches in which she practiced the art of writing, and sowed the seeds of her later, great works.
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Thursday, 23rd June 2022 - Thursday, 23rd June 2022

Pride and Prejudice Tour at Jane Austen's HousePride and Prejudice Tour at Jane Austen's HouseA very special guided tour of Jane Austen's House. In each room, discover objects, paintings and stories that reveal the themes, characters and events of Jane Austen's beloved novel, Pride & Prejudice.
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Friday, 24th June 2022 - Friday, 24th June 2022

Gin Austen: An Evening at Jane Austen's HouseGin Austen: An Evening at Jane Austen's HouseTowards the end of the eighteenth century, many years before the Austens lived at this cottage, Jane Austen's House was a coaching inn – an insalubrious place, we understand, where two murders are rumored to have taken place! Now, for one night only, join Jane Austen's House for a journey into the…
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Saturday, 25th June 2022 - Saturday, 25th June 2022

Creative Writing Salon at Jane Austen's HouseCreative Writing Salon at Jane Austen's HouseAn afternoon of creative writing, ideas and inspiration! (and cake) Bring your own project to work on, or bring an empty notebook and spend the afternoon jotting down ideas. Or just sit and dream! It will be cosy and quiet, just yards from the room where Jane Austen wrote her own extraordinary…
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Sunday, 26th June 2022 - Sunday, 26th June 2022

Chawton Village Walk at Jane Austen's HouseChawton Village Walk at Jane Austen's HouseA delightful literary ramble around Chawton, the charming country village where Jane Austen lived and wrote. This fun, relaxed guided walk will take you back in time, to discover the village Jane Austen knew and loved. Walk in Jane's footsteps and learn about her love of nature, houses and views…
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Saturday, 16th July 2022 - Saturday, 16th July 2022

Pride and Prejudice Tour and Tea at Jane Austen's HousePride and Prejudice Tour and Tea at Jane Austen's HouseThis special guided tour uses objects, paintings and the House itself to examine and celebrate Jane Austen's beloved novel, Pride & Prejudice.
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Saturday, 16th July 2022 - Saturday, 16th July 2022

Regency Dress Up Day at Jane Austen's HouseRegency Dress Up Day at Jane Austen's HouseCelebrate summer with Jane Austen's House! On this special day, just ahead of the anniversary of Jane Austen's death, honour the favourite authoress by dressing up in your finest Regency regalia.
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Saturday, 16th July 2022 - Saturday, 16th July 2022

Regency Dress Up Day Walk at Jane Austen's HouseRegency Dress Up Day Walk at Jane Austen's HouseA delightful literary ramble around Chawton, the charming country village where Jane Austen lived and wrote. As part of their Anniversary celebrations, Jane Austen's House be promenading in style - join in with Regency attire if you wish!
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Sunday, 17th July 2022 - Sunday, 17th July 2022

Poetry Workshop at Jane Austen's HousePoetry Workshop at Jane Austen's HouseJoin award-winning poet (and Jane Austen's House former Poet-in-Residence) Ellora Sutton for an inspiring poetry workshop to explore the collection at Jane Austen's House and find inspiration in art, artefacts and history.
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Saturday, 30th July 2022 - Saturday, 30th July 2022

Willow Workshop at Jane Austen's HouseWillow Workshop at Jane Austen's HouseA fun and practical willow workshop! Using traditional techniques, craft two natural willow obelisks for the garden that you can take home for pots and climbing plants. All materials and tools will be provided. As part of the day you'll also enjoy a private guided tour of Jane Austen's House, and…
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per ticket
Art Fund Members£5.00 per ticket
Child aged 6-16£5.00 per ticket
Disabled (Carer Free)£7.50 per ticket
Family (1 Adults & up to 3 Children)£15.00 per ticket
Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children)£25.00 per ticket
Job Seekers£5.00 per ticket
NHS Workers£5.00 per ticket
Seniors£9.00 per ticket
Young Person (17-26)£7.50 per ticket

All ticket must be pre-booked.

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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    Recent Reviews:

    • Voyage749007
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A wonderful visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 20th April 2022
      This visit proved to be an absolute joy. Chawton is delightful and we quickly felt transported back to the years when Jane would have lived and walked the lanes. It is obvious where much of the... Read full review
    • CherryCardiff
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      Delightful House
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 24th April 2022
      I had wanted to visit Jane Austen's house as a long time fan of her work. It's a lovely property, with lots of information written on boards throughout the property. Her brothers property, Chawton... Read full review
    • 166russelle
      Bracknell, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      History trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 1st May 2022
      Lovely trip with beautiful weather. Very cute village, car park full though lots of off road parking. Did not prebook but still allowed in. Pretty garden, herbs and bluebells out. House very... Read full review

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