Jane Austen's House Museum

Jane Austen's House Museum
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01420 83262


01420 83262

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Jane Austen's House Museum
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Jane Austen's House Museum in the village of Chawton in Hampshire is where Jane spent the last eight years of her life. It is of international importance as the place where she did the majority of her mature writing, but at the same time retains the charm of a village home. A 17th century house, it tells the story of Jane Austen and her family. The garden contains many varieties of plants and herbs common in the late 18th century and is still a peaceful spot.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

June, July & August
- daily 10.00-17.00

Mid February - May; September - 1st January
- daily 10.30-16.30, except 25th & 26th December

January and mid February
- weekends only 10.30-16:30

Closed: Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Admission charges

Adults £7.00
Senior Citizens / Students £6.00
Children (6-16 years) £2.00
Pre-booked Groups (15 or more) £6.00
Under 6 Free

Groups should please book in advance. Coaches must park in the coach bays provided. These are in the public car park to the rear of the Grey Friar car park opposite the museum.


  • Museums Association

Additional info

There are refreshment facilities close by in the village.

Visitors with disabilities: The ground floor, the garden and toilets are all accessible to wheelchairs.

The museum houses an attractive collection of items connected with Jane and her family including the table that she used to write her novels. There is some of her jewellery, and examples of her needlework skill. In the drawing room is a fine Hepplewhite bureau-bookcase and chairs that belonged to Jane's father and came from the rectory at Steventon. The bookcase contains some first editions of Jane's novels.

In the Old Bakehouse you will be able to see Jane's donkey carriage that she used when she was ill and too weak to travel far on foot. It has recently been refurbished and is used on special occasions.

Collection details

Literature, Personalities

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Alresford Lacemakers

  • 31 December 2014

Alresford Lacemakers will be working at the Museum for the day. Come and chat to them about their work and see their craft in action.

Lacemakers will also join us in 2015 on the second Saturday of each month between April & October.


Free with admission