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The Jane Austen Centre, Bath

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Visit The 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. Arrange to visit The Jane Austen Centre and other attractions in Bath using our Bath trip planner .
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  • By comparison to similar facilities, I must confess that this was not my favourite (I can almost hear the gasps from fellow Austen fans). There was much more signage than I expected. I thought there m...  more »
  • Went there with my mum, lovely gentleman standing outside, very knowledgeable, nice place to visit if you're and fan and even of you're not, yummy cream tea  more »
  • A guide dressed in period clothing the tour starts by explaining the life of Jane Austen: his family, his life, his works,... The rest of the tour is done only between illustrations, re-enactments, a small video... I admit that the content of the tour is a bit light. However, being a big fan of the author, I had a good time. Opportunity to dress up, to smell scents of time (much too strong: p and trying to write in pen!) Gift shop is a treasure mine. I of course broke down: p!
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  • I personally didnt know anything about Jane Austen but had an amazing experience with the tour group I went with! The people were friendly, out going, knowledgeable and put on a wonderful presentation! The store has some adorable souvenirs and a cozy cafe upstairs. I encourage you to dress up in their costumes as well! As must try!
  • Unfortunately when we went we got caught up with a massive group of tourists, only to be expected really! But being a house its a little limited on space!! However despite this, it wasn't impossible to have a good look round, and listen to the pre visit talk, which was pretty good. All in all interesting and enjoyable visit.
  • I enjoyed this homage to Jane Austen. It's a lovely experience to walk in the halls she once frequented. I also liked their upstairs salon!
  • Excellent visit. Especially liked the free walking tour. Guide was brilliant.
  • This is THE place for Jane Austen fans. The museum part is very interesting, the museum store is fabulous, and the tea room upstairs should not be missed. I highly recommend a visit!

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