Jane Austen's House

Jane Austen's House

Near Alton
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Opening Times

Winter opening (4 Nov 2023 - 17 Dec 2023)
Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Christmas opening (28 Dec 2023 - 30 Dec 2023)
Thursday - Saturday10:00 - 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.


Thursday, 23rd November 2023 - Sunday, 7th January 2024

Festive Experience: 'Christmas at Randalls' at Jane Austen's HouseFestive Experience: 'Christmas at Randalls' at Jane Austen's HouseThis year Jane Austen's House present a brand new immersive experience bringing the famous Christmas scenes from Emma to life. Moving through the House, follow the story of Emma's Christmas Eve dinner at Randalls and the fateful snowstorm that follows through an audio installation starring Sally…
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Saturday, 9th December 2023 - Saturday, 9th December 2023

Candlelight Tour of Jane Austen's HouseCandlelight Tour of Jane Austen's HouseEnjoy an evening away from the bustle of Christmas preparations and step back in time to enjoy a magical evening at Jane Austen's House. Enjoy a unique, candlelit guided tour of the House and discover Jane Austen's story, told by an expert guide, using the House itself and objects from the…
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Thursday, 14th December 2023 - Thursday, 14th December 2023

Virtual Guided Tour: Christmas Special (Online Event) at Jane Austen's HouseVirtual Guided Tour: Christmas Special (Online Event) at Jane Austen's HouseTHIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. VISIT JANE AUSTEN'S HOUSE FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME! **Included in Forbes list of the World's Best Virtual Tours!** This exclusive online event, hosted by an expert guide from Jane Austen's House, will use their beautiful virtual tour to show you around the House…
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Saturday, 16th December 2023 - Saturday, 16th December 2023

Jane Austen's Virtual Birthday Party (ONLINE EVENT) at Jane Austen's HouseJane Austen's Virtual Birthday Party (ONLINE EVENT) at Jane Austen's HouseTHIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT Jane Austen's Virtual Birthday Party has quickly become a much-loved annual tradition!
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Saturday, 16th December 2023 - Saturday, 16th December 2023

Waking Up the House Tour: Jane Austen's HouseWaking Up the House Tour: Jane Austen's HouseJoin Jane Austen's House on Jane Austen's Birthday for an exclusive, early-morning tour of the house Jane Austen knew and loved. In this exclusive, early-morning tour, enjoy a curatorial journey as the team dust, polish and check that everything is in order to start the day.
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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/



  • 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)


  • 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:

    • 668sonjak
      Billericay, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fantastic day out highly recommended
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 2nd November 2023
      Such a beautiful home. So much fun dressing up. I did a video on “Nan with a backpack “ on YouTube about my wonderful visit. It really was a fantastic day out and I would highly recommend it to... Read full review
    • Kezia F
      Amazing! Wonderful staff and exhibitions! 10/10
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 9th November 2023
      The house was awesome, my school had a guided tour and our guide (Ellora I think?) was wonderful, clearly very passionate about the topic (which greatly helped my knowledge and understanding of Jane... Read full review
    • Martin H
      Stockport, United Kingdom
      Good experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 19th November 2023
      I approached this with a slight degree of trepidation given my wife is something of a Janeite. Would she be disappointed? Would I get bored? The house and staff delivered for both of us - more than... Read full review

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