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Jane Austen's House Museum

Winchester Road, Chawton GU34 1SD, England
+44 1420 83262
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Well presented country house

Have visited this lovely house several times when we come and visit the family. Very well presented... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gary B
Nantwich, United Kingdom
via mobile
Even Elizabeth Bennet Would Be Pleased

I imagine even Elizabeth Bennet would be pleased walking through these doors. I love the fact that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ontario, Canada
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Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton is the house 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 major works.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Winchester Road, Chawton GU34 1SD, England
+44 1420 83262
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have visited this lovely house several times when we come and visit the family. Very well presented with many artefacts related to jane Austen and her family. Surrounded by lovely countryside as well.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed yesterday

I imagine even Elizabeth Bennet would be pleased walking through these doors. I love the fact that it hasn't been tarted up like a circus monstrosity. A quiet retreat -- so it's easy to envisage Jane walking in the garden, writing at her desk, working...More

Thank Giulietta519
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a week in a location only an hour away and with a free afternoon, decided to make the drive to see her house museum. Timing was perfect (the last two hours of operation), so there were few visitors and I was able to...More

Thank Whirl_Traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the house this summer as part of the Book Bench hunt. We also had a visitor who loved Jane Austen and was extremely keen to go and have a look. It was a lovely summers day when we arrived, and although the house...More

Thank tufttufttuft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant way to spend an afternoon,lots of information available about the life of this author ,via video and literature The only negative is that it wasn't wheelchair accessible,and quite difficult for a disabled guest to climb the stairs

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found myself very emotional as I visited Jane Austen's house, I am a big fan. The house is full of interesting mementoes and you get a real sense of her being there! A must if in this area.

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pretty little house and garden, set in a village that looks like the set of a Jane Austen film, is well worth a visit. I knew very little about Jane but the comprehensive exhibits and descriptions left me much better informed.

Thank AllyandBarry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, great museum, dressing up for those that want to. Beautiful garden. A MUST for those that love Jane Austen.

Thank gillalbanyward
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our nice today for our second visit this year which was free of charge as we had kept the original ticket. The staff are friendly and the museum is well laid out with very good interactive items (make your own lavender bag, try a...More

Thank Shirl S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a pilgrimage for me and I wasn't disappointed. Staff are friendly and knowledgable and there's an interesting learning centre where you can enjoy a short, informative film about the author's life and the house. The garden is lovely and the house perfect. To...More

Thank C E
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July 19, 2017|
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Response from kandj1381 | Reviewed this property |
We spent 3 hours but I read every piece of information and enjoyed a cuppa in the garden... plus the short walk to the church. Enjoy your visit. Ken.
April 9, 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth S | Reviewed this property |
yes - travelodge just on western edge of Alton - has no restaurant attached, but take aways and eating pubs just into Alton - less than a mile - on bus route, but we had a car so don't know about frequency. Chawton itself... More
Catherine H
March 13, 2017|
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Response from JaneAHM | Property representative |
Hi Catherine. The museum is indeed open. We look forward to welcoming you.