Chawton House Library
Chawton House Library is a charity with a unique collection of books focusing on women's writing in English from 1600 to 1830.
This specialist collection, set in the home and working estate of Jane Austen's brother, provides the opportunity to study and savour the texts in their original setting and inspires passion in readers of all ages. More >
The Library's mission is to promote study and research in early English women's writing;to protect and preserve Chawton House, an English manor house dating from the Elizabethan period; and to maintain a rural English working manor farm of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, for the benefit of everyone.
Library, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site
House Tours Tues and Thurs at 14:30 (no Tues tours in Jan & Feb)
Garden Open Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Library Open Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Library - free
Our library is open to the public by appointment only