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Jane Austen Centre, Bath
(2.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Gorgeous home on Gay street (you can't miss it, there is usually a beautiful lady dressed in period costume at the entrance), within which one can admire beautiful pieces furnished Regency style. Total immersion in the environment of Jane Austen, furniture superb and everything is really well restored. Staff very welcoming and warm, and in each room a person is happy to give you information and stories on each of the furniture or the history of the room in general. I recommend!
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  • Accompanying my wife (who was the expert), we both found the visit thoroughly enjoyable and informative. Part guided and the remainder self informed, a good overall value for money visit and to be rec...  more »
  • I enjoyed the Jane Austen Centre having read some of her works. The lady that provided the talk at the start was very knowledgeable and clearly had quite a passion for Jane Austen and that became quit...  more »
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  • The Jane Austen Centre is a treat for both Jane Austen fans and those who are new to her works. During my visit to the Centre, my group was treated to an excellent tour of the museum, which included a brief history of Jane's life and inspiration. If you're not one for the guided tour, you can still enjoy the museum and pieces that reflect Austen's life and her England. There is a chance to play dress up and take pictures as your favourite characters, as well as a tea room to enjoy and purchase fine English teas. The Centre may be smaller than you expect, but a treat nonetheless.
  • 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.
  • Nice opening presentation but not many exhibits. A little expensive and the link to Bath seems tenuous.
  • 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.