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Jane Austen's House Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton is the cottage where Jane Austen lived and wrote. It is the most treasured Austen site in the world. It was in this house that Jane's genius flourished and where she wrote, revised and had published all her...more
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Jane Austens House Winchester Road, Chawton, Alton GU34 1SD, England
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+44 1420 83262
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in JA or her works, when she lived or how she lived, this is a must-see. To actually walk where she walked or see the table at which she wrote is a thrill for all lovers of good literature. A lovely...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Gussie May D
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting and informative visit we had.Our guide was so knowledgable and enthusiastic ,he was passionate about the place and his enthusiasm shone through, Nice extra touch was the lavender to make your own small bag,the quills to write with and the clothes to...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank sledwards21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed seeing where Jane Austin lived and wrote her books. There were guides on each floor who were friendly and informative. Various personal items, furniture, clothes and letters. Small garden.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Christine T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the history of this part of Hampshire, famous author who depicted carefully life in a rural village.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Alistair W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum which is located in a home she inhabited. A film gives some background to her life. The house is furnished and wallpapered with items from the time she lived there. There are some of Jane's handwritten letters. The shop sells her books and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ann B
Reviewed October 14, 2019

A must see for all readerswho love Jane Austen (or the movies/tv series, Mr. Darcy). This is the house she lived in with her mother, sister and a female friend of the family. Jane lived there until a few months before her unfortunate death. A...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Jane Austen House Museum was one of the spots we took our Canadian friends to visit and tour around. Volunteer staff gave us an excellent background of the House and of the huge library with full of some collectors books. The house with adjoining farm...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wanake
Reviewed October 2, 2019

I visited with friends who are ardent Austen fans. The house is charming and is perfectly situated in beautiful Chawton village where time seems to have stood still. The gardens are well maintained and were a pleasure to wander around. It wasn't too busy when...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

We had a very enjoyable visit to the JAHM. We had to drive a little out of our way to get there, but it was totally worth the inconvenience. I'm an Austen tragic, so I was always going to enjoy the house, but I really...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RAHilton
Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

Gorgeous gardens and immaculately arranged house. I really appreciated the video at the beginning about Jane Austen's life. The guides were very helpful and shared a great story about the wallpaper. I really loved the DIY lavender bags and calligraphy with quills, as well as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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dianeyalez
June 17, 2019|
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Response from Paula L | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware they take all forms of payment. Xx
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April 15, 2019|
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Response from caroline r | Reviewed this property |
one too two hours
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Gidget615
September 10, 2018|
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Response from Ruth K | Reviewed this property |
No, that I could see. You could always call or email some of the local restaurants and see if you could pay a fee to leave it there...otherwise if your coming by train from a larger station you might be able to get a locker.
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