Is Chawton House Open?
Covid-19 Update: The gardens at Chawton House and library remain open Wednesday to Sunday with the new opening times of 10.00am to 3.30pm. Pre-booking preferable. The Parkland Pantry will remain open serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes and a light lunch menu. Online shop is still accepting orders. The House and library remain closed until further notice. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.
About This Attraction
Step back in time as you visit Jane Austen’s ‘Great House’, owned by her brother Edward. This romantic 400-year-old manor house is a short walk from the cottage where Jane Austen lived (now Jane Austen’s House Museum) in Chawton.
Jane Austen wrote in her letters that she ‘dawdled away’ many happy hours in the ‘Great House’ which was as familiar to her as her own home. Visitors can see the table where she dined with her family, along with Austen family portraits and heirlooms, and learn about other early women writers including those whose work inspired her. Explore the picturesque estate, including the walled garden mentioned in Jane Austen’s letters and the regency-style shrubbery. Lunch in the Old Kitchen café where servants prepared the family’s meals and explore the ‘wilderness’ on a special activity trail. Under 6s go free.
Wheelchair access is limited – please call ahead for full details and assistance.
Chawton House boasts a varied programme of events – see the website for more details.
Open 4th March to 16th December, including weekends and bank holidays.
Open seven days a week. 11.00am – 4.30pm.
Last entry 4.00pm.
House & Gardens
Child (6-16): £5 (Under 6s Free)
Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children): £25
Child (6-16): £3 (Under 6s Free)