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

* 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. 

Events

Sunday, 8th March 2020 - Sunday, 8th March 2020

Celebrate International Women's Day at Jane Austen's HouseJane Austen was a woman ahead of her time – join Jane Austen's House in celebrating her and strong women the world over on International Women's Day.
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Friday, 20th March 2020 - Friday, 20th March 2020

Guided Village Walk at Jane Austen's House MuseumGuided Village Walk at Jane Austen's House MuseumCelebrate the first day of Spring with a stroll through Jane Austen's country village of Chawton. Walk in Jane's footsteps and learn about her love of nature, the village she lived in, and the importance of village life in shaping her writing.
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Sunday, 22nd March 2020 - Sunday, 22nd March 2020

Mothering Sunday Visit and Cream Tea at Jane Austen's HouseMothering Sunday Visit and Cream Tea at Jane Austen's HouseWhat better way to say thank you than to treat Mum to a day out at Jane Austen's House and a cream tea at Cassandra's Cup? Enjoy Jane Austen House's Mothering Sunday package with a special cream tea at Cassandra's Cup.
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Saturday, 20th June 2020 - Sunday, 28th June 2020

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 20th - Sunday 28th June 2020. The festival includes 33 events, which will include the popular regulars including Alton Regency Day, Alton Regency Ball, talks, music, walks, tours and…
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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:

  • janeshilvock
    Kingswinford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Loved it!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 3rd February 2020
    Very informative. Loved dressing up in the costumes. Well worth a visit for any Jane Austen fans. Lovely village too. Read full review
  • Neesie50
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 14th February 2020
    Visited with in laws (aged 80+) uwhat a beautiful museum, fairly small, imagine it could get quite crowded if bus trip came in. When we visited quite quiet, so no problem. The rooms were papered with... Read full review
  • CharlesC668
    Alton, United Kingdom
    Much improved experiece
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th February 2020
    Compared to my first visit to Jane Austen's house some 23 years ago, this was so much better. The photos and explanations on display have added to the experience, along with a much better sense of... Read full review

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