Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton

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#12 of 76 in Museums in Hampshire
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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  • Great spot for Jane Austen fans. See her house and the area in which she lived and wrote most of her novels.  more »
  • I just saw another review saying this wasn't Jane's real home, nothing could be further from the truth! This was the first proper home she had had since leaving Steventon and from where she published ...  more »
  • Fun, well kept but not the true home, just a bailiffs cottage she lived in given to her from her brother for a few years. Done it in 5 minutes and left thinking whats to do next? and expensive for wal...  more »
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  • What's not to like? Have visited several times and will go again. It is the loveliest and most peaceful place on earth. By a partial historian
  • Loved it! Never thought of going before but went with my American friend who is a huge fan. I really enjoyed myself. X
  • This was a great experience. They had lots of different editions of her books which I really appreciated. It was a very small museum but totally worth it.
  • Wheelchair accessible downstairs. Great staff. 1 helped by taking us take a shortcut only accessible by staff. Another let me use her chair so I could read to my lady. Recommend a visit bonus is that carers were not charged. Win win for everyone
  • Well worth a visit. Lovely house and shop set in a remarkably beautiful village. Plenty of walks and sights to see.

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