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Chawton House

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Address: Chawton House Chawton GU34 1SJ
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From September, Chawton House will be open from Wednesdays to Sundays.

The gardens are open 7 days a week with a take away service for ticket holders from The Old Kitchen Tearoom.

There is limited dine in for lunches in The Great Hall and The Old Kitchen Tearoom on a Monday and Tuesday.

Please check the website for specific information on booking and measures currently in place before your visit.

Discover the ‘Great House’ enjoyed by Jane Austen, the quintessentially English manor house and gardens with a fascinating history.

Chawton House, a registered charity conserves a unique collection of early women’s writing within the Elizabethan manor house once owned by Jane Austen’s brother Edward. Visitors can enjoy the ‘Great House’ referred to in Jane Austen’s letters, relax in the peace and tranquillity of the gardens, and find inspiration in the lives and works of its women writers.

The 400-year-old house is a fascinating blend of architectural styles and features. Visitors can sit at the table at which Jane Austen dined with her family, and enjoy a stroll in the Walled Garden built by her brother Edward.  The Library itself is a treasure trove of fascinating works by women and many of these are on display throughout the house, along with portraits and paintings inspired by the writers.

Visitors can enjoy lunch and afternoon tea in the Old Kitchen Tearoom and browse a range of gifts related to Austen, the House and Gardens in the Gift Shop.

There is a rolling programme of exhibitions, which are included in the price of admission, along with a variety of events from evening talks and conferences to children’s workshops and garden tours.

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The house and gardens are open to the public from 2 March to 30 December 2020

Opening times 2020

Open 2 March to 30 Dec 2020

House and Gardens: 11am – 4:30pm (last entry is 4:00pm)

Tearoom: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, weekends/Bank Holidays 11am-4pm

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Adult £10

Students & Under 26 £8

Child Under 16 £5

Child Under 6 Free

Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £25

Disabled £3

Carer Free

Garden Adult (valid for 1 day only) £6

Garden Child Under 16 (valid for 1 day only) £3


Unless otherwise stated, all tickets are for annual entry.

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