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Jane Austen’s House Museum 70th birthday party

27 Jul 2019

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Address: Jane Austen's House Museum, Winchester Road, Chawton, Hampshire GU34 1SD
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We’re holding a special birthday party to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jane Austen’s House Museum and everyone is invited!

The museum grounds will be decorated and filled with festivity, with activities for all the family on offer throughout the day. There will be lots to see and do including live music performed by one of Britain’s leading violinists Sophie Langdon, Regency garden games to play, and a chance to dress up and pose with our special anniversary selfie-frame. Alongside this, the Duke of Wellington’s Dancers will be performing Regency dances and visitors will even have the chance to join in!

If you find all that dancing makes you hungry, why not enjoy a picnic in the enchanting surroundings of Jane’s cottage garden? Either bring your own or purchase a special picnic pack from our friends at Cassandra’s Cup tea room (opposite the museum).

Quench your thirst with a glass of ‘Jane’s Party Pimm’s’, on sale by the Greyfriar Pub from a pop up stall in the museum garden and if you’re in need of a sweet treat, Cassandra’s Cup will also be selling cakes and scones from the garden.

Head into the house to view our dedicated anniversary exhibition, Making the Museum, and drop into hourly Curator’s Questions sessions to find out more about treasured Jane Austen objects and how the collection has been built over the last 70 years.

To top it off, all visitors will be issued with a special commemorative ticket, based on the original invitation to the opening of the House in 1949.  Present this ticket in The Greyfriar to receive 5% off food on the day.

Regency dress is actively encouraged!

Please note: your annual ticket will not be valid on this special event day.


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Jane Austen’s House Museum is an historic property with low doorways and uneven surfaces underfoot.

The ground floor and outbuildings at the Museum are fully accessible and have an accessible WC with baby changing facilities.

Unfortunately, the upstairs of the main house is currently only accessible by climbing an historic wooden staircase.

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the Museum.

Disabled parking is available, please ask in the shop for assistance or telephone 01420 832 62 on arrival.

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Adults: £9.00
Seniors (65+): £8.00
Students: £7.00
Disabled (carer free entry): £4.00
Job Seekers: £4.00
Children (6 – 16, under 6s free): £4.00
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children): £22.00
Art Fund Members: £4.50

Group Admissions: £7.50 – £8.00 per person

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Open 7 days a week, according to the following seasonal hours:

January:  Closed
February – May:  10.30 – 16.30
June – August:  10.00 – 17.00
September – December*:  10.30 – 16.30

*Excludes 24, 25 and 26 December when the Museum is closed.

Please note: last admission is 30 minutes prior to our advertised closing time.