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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. Use our Bath vacation generator to visit The Jane Austen Centre on your trip to Bath, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • As a lover of Jane Austen, I was really excited to see the centre. Loved how the staff dressed up and stayed in character, and we also got to dress up as well! Learnt and saw a lot related to the Aust...  more »
  • I would certainly recommend the 'hop on-hop off' bus tour around the beautiful city of Bath. You can get off and on again at any point on the tour. But one visit you really must make is to the Jane Au...  more »
  • Fascinating insight into Jane Austen and her life in Bath. Tour begins with an informative video followed by a tour guide giving a 15 minute talk on Jane and her family. Our guide (Miss Bates, if I re...  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.