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Jane Austen’s House

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Visit Jane Austen’s House in the Hampshire village of Chawton and discover the world’s best loved novelist. It was in this picturesque cottage that Jane Austen’s genius flourished and where she wrote, revised, and had published all six of her treasured novels, including the timeless Pride and Prejudice.

Today visitors can step back in time to 1816 and follow in Jane’s footsteps, exploring the home and garden that Jane knew and loved, uncovering the story of her life and times, and getting up-close to objects from the museum’s unparalleled Austen collection, including Jane’s letters, jewellery and the little table at which she wrote her much loved novels.

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  • Village car park opposite museum
  • Café and pub opposite museum
  • Children’s play area, parkland and picnic area opposite museum
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Accessible toilet
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All ticket must be pre-booked.

  • Adults: £12.00
  • Seniors: £11.00
  • Young People (17 – 26): £9.00
  • Disabled (carer free): £9.00
  • Job Seekers: £6.00
  • Children (6-16, under 6s free): £5.00
  • Families (2 adults and up to 3 children): £29.00
  • Families (1 adult and up to 3 children): £17.00
  • Art Fund Members: £6

Your ticket is an annual pass and can be used at any time during the next 12 months. Annual ticket holders must present their ticket on arrival along with a form of ID.

For group bookings, both virtual and in person, please visit Chawton’s  Groups page.

For school visits, both virtual and in person, please visit Chawton’s Schools page

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Jane Austen’s House  currently has scaffolding outside to allow for vital restoration work to the roof.

January – April 
The House will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
The House will also be open for the entire Easter weekend (15 – 18 April) – take part in our Great Easter Bonnet Hunt! 

From 4 May 
The House will be open 5 days a week (Wednesday – Sunday).

May Half-Term
The House will be open all week from Monday 30 May.

Monday 20 June – Sunday 2 October
The House will be open 7 days a week.

From Wednesday 5 October
The House will be open 5 days a week (Wednesday – Sunday).

You are required to wear a face covering (we have disposable face masks available if you forget yours) and we have put in place a range of measures to help you feel safe and comfortable during your visit. 

Please note: All tickets must be pre-booked, including annual pass holders.

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  • Disabled access – ground floor only (upstairs can be viewed virtually via a 360° degree virtual tour)
  • Disabled toilet
  • Disabled parking available on request
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Road:

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.

Public transport:

Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Alton Station, 2 miles from the museum.

No 64 bus from Winchester bus station to Chawton.

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