Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Alton
Category: Libraries; Historic Sites; Lighthouses
Set in the former home of Jane Austen's brother, we are open for guided tours Tuesday and Thursdays at 2.30 p.m. with an...
Set in the former home of Jane Austen's brother, we are open for guided tours Tuesday and Thursdays at 2.30 p.m. with an opportunity to purchase tea and home-made cake after the tour in the Old Kitchen, and on Wednesday's at 10.30 a.m. with the option of purchasing tea and home-made cake prior to the tour.Chawton House Library, is a registered charity based within the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, UK. Concentrating on education and heritage, the charity holds a unique collection of early women’s writing circa 1600 – 1830. We offer readers the chance to research and engage with a wealth of texts in the inspiring setting of Chawton House, where the historic location and rural tranquillity contextualise and complement the material. As well as promoting study and research on women’s writing, the charity’s educational remit includes protecting and conserving the Elizabethan house and grounds, and maintaining a rural English working manor farm of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, managed using traditional, organic farming methods.