Jane Austen’s House Museum

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 home 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. 

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

Admission price 

Adults
£9.00

Seniors (65+) 
£8.00

Students
£7.00

Disabled (carer free entry)
£4.00

Job Seekers
£4.00

Children (6 - 16, under 6s free)
£4.00

Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children)
£22.00

Art Fund Members
£4.50

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 (as mentioned above), jewellery, letters and first editions of her novels.
    • Exhibitions and displays telling the story of Jane Austen’s life.
    • Hands-on activities for all ages including dressing up in Regency clothes, writing with a quill pen and making a lavender bag.
    • House and cottage garden located in beautiful country village surrounded by stunning Hampshire countryside.

Facilities

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
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Where to find us

Address

Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton, GU34 1SD

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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.