Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton

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Jane Austen's House Museum tells the story of Austen and her family. The 17th-century house is where the novelist wrote Mansfield Park, Emma. and Persuasion and spent her last eight years. Follow the audio tour; browse the collection, which includes eight of Jane’s music books with pieces transcribed in her own hand; and spot the Hepplewhite bureau-bookcase containing several of her works. Explore the reference library, which has novels in different editions and a collection of translations. Check events in advance. Arrive by car, coach, public transport, or bike. Add Jane Austen's House Museum to your Chawton travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Chawton trip builder app .
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  • We had a lovely time here. Kept authentic and quaint. You really get the feeling you are close to Miss Austen. Not expensive to enter and the parking is free. Definitely worth a visit. It takes around...  more »
  • Beautiful house with spacious garden, is in itself impressive, but Jane Austen has lived and written her books here! Cute museum with very friendly staff.
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  • We took the bus from Winchester (every 30 minutes) and then walked the last half mile through Chawton, a pretty village,The house is a quite large family house, not at all grand, containing lots of in...  more »
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  • It’s a little hard to find if you’re coming by bus. Take bus 64 or 38 from Alton train station. Get off at stop Lincoln Green then follow the signs for pedestrians (not for cars or you’ll end up walking on a high way). Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Jane Austen’s great great great grandnephew Mr. Jeremy Knight was there greeting and talking to visitors. I spent about 3.5 hours there looking through all the texts and objects on display. It was pleasant and satisfying to be standing where Jane Austen used to stand and imagine what her life was like. Ticket is also valid for a whole year so it’ll be convenient to bring friends next time!
  • Lovely house and garden. good price for admission and you can return as many times as you like in a year. friendly staff. places to eat are very close. but expensive.
  • Very nicely presented. An absolute must see for the Jane Austen fan. Chawton House down the road is well worth a visit too.
  • I am a huge Jane Austen fan and so this was a must for me and it didn't disappoint. Beautiful location with lots of interesting things to see. Fabulous little tea shop opposite which serves lovely food.
  • Well worth visit... give yourself at least two hours if you like to read the very informative writings that go with the exhibits and the rooms in the house/cottage. Don't forget to visit the church just down the road.
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