Jane Austen Centre, Bath
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Visit Jane Austen Centre to learn how the historic city of Bath influenced the famous author and her writing. When you first enter the site, listen as a guide tells you about Austen's life in the city. Afterward, wander through the exhibition to see period dress and furnishings. Finish your visit in the Regency Tea Rooms on the second floor. Costumed staff here will serve you traditional British tea and homemade cake. The gift shop offers a fine selection of souvenirs for Austen fans. Use our Bath vacation generator to visit Jane Austen Centre on your trip to Bath, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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The Jane Austen Center features information on the Austen family in written and video format + some samples of objects and clothes from those time. It also has a wardrobe to try on regency clothes. Al... read more »
A terrible disappointment; after paying a very overpriced admission, you go upstairs for an introduction and then go down to the basement to see the exhibits which consist mainly of wall displays. Vir... read more »
My mum was born in Nairobi and loved Jane Austen from an early age. She instilled that love in my sister and I and then my daughter. so 3 generations of Austen addicts. For her 80 birthday, my daughte... read more »
Jane austen fans need to come here If they are in town. The facts shared on the tour will help appreciate Jane and her books even more. I loved the option of being able to purchase the old ink and writing utensils in the giftshop. Also, if you buy a tour, you can use the ticket to get 20% off in the giftshop. I didn't get to experience it, but there is also a tea room upstairs where you can purchase tea and cake, sit and chat for a bit.
Thoroughly enjoyed my visit - would certainly recommend it to anyone visiting Bath. The tour guide was knowledgable, well spoken and appeared pleased to show us around. The morning visit set us up for the rest of the day where we walked past the various addresses that Jane Austen lived in.
I have to admit, I actually do like Pride and Prejudice, the old 6 hour movie, and the museum was pretty fun. It was smaller than I expected, but the collection was very interesting and my family and I really enjoyed our experience.
My rating is for the delicious afternoon tea, which is made up from ingredients that are locally source and worth the visit to the museum alone. However be warned, the tea rooms are quite a few floors up. Not for everyone. As for the museum, I'm sorry to say it is a second rate commercialised tourist attraction which gave me nothing.
Good if you're a Jane Austen fun
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