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Jane Austen's House Museum

East Hampshire


Winchester Road, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD

Tel: +44 01420 83262

Jane Austen's House Museum


From 1809 until 1817 Jane Austen lived in Chawton village near Alton with her mother, her sister Cassandra and their friend Martha Lloyd. Restored to the rural Hampshire she loved, Jane turned again to writing and it was in this house that she produced all her novels, revising all previous drafts, including Pride and Prejudice, and writing her three later novels, including Emma, in their entirety.

The house in which Jane lived so happily is now a museum to her life. The Museum tells the story of Jane and her family and has on display Austen family portraits and memorabilia, original manuscripts and first editions of her novels. Visitors can stand behind the modest occasional table at which Austen wrote, or spend time in the pretty garden the Austen women so enjoyed. The recreated historical kitchen and bakehouse are also open to visitors.

On display are Jane’s personal items of jewellery and clothing including her turquoise ring which was recently purchased by the Museum following a successful fundraising campaign.

The Museum is open all year except for 24 to 26 December (weekends only January – 14th February). A well-stocked shop provides perfect gifts for every Austen fan. Refreshments are available in the village. Coach groups welcome.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.00 per ticket
Child aged 6 - 16£3.00 per ticket
Children under 6Free
Concessions/students£6.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction - Largely an indoor attraction but also has garden and out buildings


  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Some arrangements willingly made upon prior request.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - Wheelchair access is ground floor only.

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)


  • Picnic Site - garden for picnics

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1 - 5 hours
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Groups of between 15 and 60 people are welcome. Essential to prebook. After introductory talk, large groups must divide to go round house.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - garden only - on a lead
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A31/A32. Off roundabout that splits A31-A32 about 0.25 mile into Chawton Village.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Alton. From station up to main road, turn left and walk straight through Alton to Chawton. Brown signed. Also Stagecoach bus 64 from Winchester or Alton. Alight at Alton Butts and walk 0.50 mile to Chawton.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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