Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire, is the house where Jane Austen lived and wrote. It is the most treasured Austen site in the world. It was here that Jane’s genius flourished and where she wrote, revised and had published all her major works: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
Jane lived at what is now Jane Austen’s House Museum for the last eight years of her life. She moved here in 1809 with her mother, sister Cassandra and friend Martha Lloyd. The house was owned by Jane’s brother Edward, who had been adopted by the wealthy Knight family and had since inherited the Chawton Estate. The house was offered to the women rent-free for life.
Today, Jane Austen’s House Museum is a Grade I listed building and one of the most important literary sites in the world, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year. The Museum holds an important collection of objects associated with Jane Austen, including letters written by Jane and personal effects belonging to her and her family. Particular highlights include her jewellery, first editions of her books, textiles and the table at which she wrote her much loved novels.
Visitors to the museum can freely explore Jane’s home and beautiful cottage garden whilst learning about her life through exhibitions and displays. Hands-on activities for all ages can be found alongside in-depth information panels and family objects, housed in the rooms that Jane would have known.
Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase, excluding special event days.
Seniors (65+): £8.00
Disabled (carer free entry): £4.00
Job Seekers: £4.00
Children (6 – 16): £4.00
Under 6’s free
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children): £22.00
Art Fund Members: £4.50
Group Admissions: £7.50 – £8.00 per person (see website for full details)
February – May: 10.30 – 4.30pm
June – August: 10am – 5pm
September – December*: 10.30am – 4.30pm
(Excludes 24, 25 and 26 December when the Museum is closed)
Please note – last admission is 30 minutes prior to our advertised closing time.
Please check the website for any changes to these opening times.
1 Sept 2019 to 1 March 2020
This winter enjoy Jane Austen’s House Museum together with their winter weekday offer of two for the price of one.
Download a copy of the voucher here.
You can also download the Winchester Visitor Map to get this special offer and many more.
*Applies to standard adult rates only. Excludes weekends and special event days. One voucher gives free admission to one person only. Valid between 1 September 2019 and 1 March 2020.
From London / NE: A3 / A31 via Guildford / Farnham. Chawton is clearly signposted from A31 / A32 roundabout near Alton.
From SW: follow the A31 from Winchester towards Alton. Follow the brown tourist signs to Jane Austen’s House Museum.
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