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70th Anniversary of the opening of Jane Austen’s House Museum

23 Jul 2019

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Address: Jane Austen's House Museum, Winchester Road, Chawton, Hampshire GU34 1SD
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Jane Austen’s House Museum first opened to the public on 23 July 1949.

This year, on the 70th anniversary of the official opening date, the first 70 visitors will be able to purchase Museum admission at the original 1949 ticket price of 1/6d (equivalent to £2.34 today)!

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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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Price: 1/6d (£2.34) for the first 70 visitors, normal admission prices apply thereafter

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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.