Jane Austen’s House

Jane Austen’s House Museum

About This Attraction

Jane Austen’s House in the picturesque Hampshire village of Chawton provides the perfect day out for families. It was in this enchanting 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.

Younger visitors can discover the house and garden via a beautifully illustrated family trail, get creative making lavender bags, try their hand at Regency garden games, enjoy a New Forest ice cream in the pretty cottage garden, browse the Gift Shop for special keepsakes and let off steam at the village playground. Pack a picnic to enjoy in Jane Austen’s garden or at one of the picnic tables in the stunning village parkland.

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).

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).


Seniors (65+) 

Young people (17-26)

Disabled (carer free entry)

Job Seekers

Children (6 – 16, under 6s free)

Families (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Families (1 adult and up to 3 children)

Art Fund Members

NHS workers

Job Seekers

Why should I visit?

    • The only house where Jane Austen lived and wrote that is open to the public.
    • Jane Austen’s own writing table on display – the table where she penned all her novels, including the timeless Pride & Prejudice. Unrivalled collection of objects belonging to Jane Austen and her family including her writing table, jewellery, letters and first editions of her novels.
    • Exhibitions and displays telling the story of Jane Austen’s life.
    • Beautifully illustrated family trail included in House admission.
    • Hands-on activities for all ages including dressing up in Regency clothes, making a lavender bag and playing Regency garden games.
    • Gift Shop selling New Forest Ice Cream.
    • Village playground and picnic area opposite the House.
    • Jane Austen’s House and cottage garden located in beautiful country village surrounded by stunning Hampshire countryside.
    • Family tickets available. Under 6s go free!


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Free parking on site
Gift shop
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Guided Village Walk

15th May 2022

Jane Austen’s House

Join Jane Austen's House for a delightful literary ramble around Chawton, the charming country village where Jane Austen lived and wrote. ... 

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Where to find us


Jane Austen’s House, Chawton, GU34 1SD


01420 83262


[email protected]



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By car

From London/NE, take the A3/A31 via Guildford/Farnham. Chawton is clearly signposted from A31/A32 roundabout near Alton. From SW follow the A31 from Winchester towards Alton. Chawton is clearly signposted from A31/A32 roundabout near Alton. Free parking is provided in the public car park opposite the Museum beyond the pub car park. Please avoid parking on the street.

By train

Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Alton, 2 miles from the Museum. Taxis are available at Alton station.

By bus

The number 64 Stagecoach service runs daily between Alton train station and Winchester, while the number 38 service from Petersfield to Alton offers a less frequent alternative option stopping directly outside the Museum in Chawton.

Kids activities

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  • Dress up in Regency dress.
  • Write with a quill pen.
  • Make a lavender bag.
  • Regency games.
  • Trails.