Jane Austen’s House Museum in the picturesque village of Chawton is the house where Jane Austen lived and wrote. It was in this country cottage that Jane penned her novels, including the timeless Pride & Prejudice.
Today, Jane Austen’s House Museum is a Grade I listed building and one of the most important literary sites in the world. You can freely explore Jane’s house and beautiful cottage garden whilst learning about her life through exhibitions and displays. Hands-on activities for all ages can be found alongside in-depth information panels and family objects, housed in the rooms that Jane would have known. Display highlights include Jane’s jewellery, her letters, first editions of her books and the table where she wrote her much loved novels such as Pride & Prejudice.
There is much to discover in the Museum’s outbuildings too: head to the Historic Kitchen to dress up in Regency clothes, write with a quill pen and make a lavender bag; visit the Bakehouse to view the oven where household bread and pies were baked and see the copper that was used to boil water (drawn from the well outside) for clothes washing then make your way to the Alcove to get up close to Jane Austen’s donkey carriage which she used to visit friends and go shopping.
Spend time exploring Jane Austen’s garden, complete a trail and try your hand at Regency garden games before enjoying a picnic in the enchanting surroundings.
February - May: 10.30 - 16.30
June - August: 10.00 - 17.00
September - December: 10.30 - 16.30
24, 25, 26 December and January: Closed
Disabled (carer free entry)
Children (6 - 16, under 6s free)
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Art Fund Members