The main exhibition at Chawton House in 2019 focuses on Jane Austen’s reading; both books she had access to and those that influenced her writing.
The books exhibited are all held at Chawton House and come from either our early women writers collection of works or from the Knight book collection. At one time, the Knight collection was owned by Jane Austen’s brother Edward, who was adopted into the Knight family, and as such it was a library known to and used by Jane Austen herself.
Highlights of the exhibition include the copy of a novel they believe Jane Austen read, a first edition of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and an opportunity to learn more about the new Godmersham Park virtual library.
|Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children)||£25.00|
|Concessions (Seniors – over 65 & full time Students)||£8.00|
|Art Fund Members||£5.00|
|Disabled (free entry for accompanying carer)||£3.00|
The house and gardens are open to the public from 4 March to 16 December, including weekends and bank holidays.
They are open seven days a week. 11am – 4.30pm. Last entry 4pm.
The Old Kitchen Tearoom is open Monday-Friday 9am – 4pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays 11am – 4pm.