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Jane Austen's House Museum

Winchester Road, Chawton GU34 1SD, England
+44 1420 83262
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You feel like you are friends with Jane!

Very friendly staff, great museum, dressing up for those that want to. Beautiful garden. A MUST for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Northampton, United Kingdom
Lovely museum

Took our nice today for our second visit this year which was free of charge as we had kept the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shirl S
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This museum is housed in a charming red-brick 17th-century building that was home to Jane Austen and her family from 1809 to 1817, and the site where she wrote some of her popular novels.
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Winchester Road, Chawton GU34 1SD, England
+44 1420 83262
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed yesterday

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 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After seeing Janes grave in Winchester Cathedral is only fitting that we should visit the house where she spent her last years. This is a very interesting museum with a number of artifacts that either belonged to Jane or her family or were from around...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Special visit as it was the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Loved the experience, especially seeing her writing desk and bedroom. Nice little shop where I made a purchase and was given a limited edition Jane Austen £2 coin as part of my change...More

Thank esd3104
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The home and gardens are wonderful! Allow plenty of time to view and learn about this wonderful treasure of Jane Austen's life and objects. The docents are spectacular!

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is one my favorite places in the world. If you like Austen (even just a little bit), go to the museum. There are many things to look at and activities for the kids. The grounds are beautiful, too. The gift shop has a...More

Thank 1_Picky_Traveler_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful museum in the beautiful location. Granted, it does take a train ride out of London to get here but it is scenic and once you get to Chawton it it not too far to the Jane Austen's house. We were lucky since...More

Thank Rocklander223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this beautiful house. Full of very interesting information and personal belongings of Jane Austen and her close family. Even my daughter, who is more into fantasy literature, enjoyed her visit and took time to read all the information on show. Definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Monique L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit was very enjoyable all the more so because of the bi-centenary of Jane Austen's death. The house is not large and visitor numbers may be restricted at busy times. We arrived soon after opening and before the crowds arrived we would advise an...More

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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.