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Jane Austen's House Museum

Jane Austens House Winchester Road, Chawton GU34 1SD, England
+44 1420 83262
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Jane Austen essential

For Janeites worldwide, the Jane Austen's House Museum is the topmost pilgrimage site, being the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
I'm not a JA fan - the visit to her House & Museum was Superb

I'm aware of Jane Austin and her place in literary history. But I have to say that I've never read... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jane Austens House Winchester Road, Chawton GU34 1SD, England
+44 1420 83262
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For Janeites worldwide, the Jane Austen's House Museum is the topmost pilgrimage site, being the cottage where Jane Austen lived in the most productive period of her short life. Numerous precious memorabilia reminiscent of the Austen family, and celebrating JA's life are here on exhibit,...More

Thank Jazmin07
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm aware of Jane Austin and her place in literary history. But I have to say that I've never read any of her books, not even one paragraph, and have never seen the associated films. But - I enjoyed the visit to this house and...More

Thank KWUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good to see the house she did her writing in and what was for a large part of her life, her family's home. The film did a great job of explaining her writing and the single woman's predicament in those times, financially! I got...More

Thank mconnor042
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice intimate place where it is accessible by foot from the train station. Along the way there are some nice pubs but it is the actual countryside itself which gives the beautiful feelings of anticipation that hints that the Austen estate is within...More

Thank CriscrisMicone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jane Austen sadly died in December 1817 at the early age of 43 of Addison`s disease in nearby Winchester Hospital. She is buried rightly so in Winchester Cathedral.As a visit to the Brontes`s parsonage at Haworth earlier this year showed early deaths were not unusual...More

Thank DAVIDMS20050
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To call this place a museum is to deprive it of its intimacy. It has been lovingly restored, with great attention to detail - the wonderful wallpapers have been accurately replicated - and feels like the home it once was. To be within touching distance...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful place, not huge, full of creaking floorboards and so English. A word of caution, just be aware if you have mobility issues, as there are uneven surfaces and stairs. The staff are lovely and knowledgeable.

Thank juliedabnor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a big Jane Austen fan and I was not disappointed when visiting. I was very excited to be able to walk where Jane walked, see the tiny table that she actually wrote all of her novels on, and the bedroom that she shared with...More

Thank Swannie356
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With 2017 being the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death at only 41 years of age, The Jane Austen House Museum continues to be a wonderful window into this great writer's world. The museum is well laid out with excellent signage to explain the varied...More

Thank Joan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew a bit about Jane Austen but after my visit I now know a lot more. The house is quite small but perfectly formed. The rooms are cosy and have enough information in each one to help my understanding. I also enjoyed the video...More

Thank jonreed894
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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.