Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton

4.6
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Jane Austen's House Museum tells the story of Austen and her family. The 17th-century house is where the novelist wrote Mansfield Park, Emma. and Persuasion and spent her last eight years. Follow the audio tour; browse the collection, which includes eight of Jane’s music books with pieces transcribed in her own hand; and spot the Hepplewhite bureau-bookcase containing several of her works. Explore the reference library, which has novels in different editions and a collection of translations. Check events in advance. Arrive by car, coach, public transport, or bike. Add Jane Austen's House Museum to your Alton travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Alton trip builder app.
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  • What a wonderful experience. The docents were all so welcoming and patient. The interior has been lovingly restored and the artifacts are beautiful glimpses into Jane Austen's private life.  more »
  • We visited early on a Saturday morning in February and were surprised by the amount of people there. It is a lovely house and the film is a good way to learn about Jane Austen and her life.  more »
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  • Have waited 50 years to visit Jane Austen's environs and wasn't disappointed. Well worth the admission and so interesting. Beautiful village and walked to her brother's abode, Chawton House but didn't have time to look around. The only disappointment was the condition of the grave of Jane's mother and sister Cassandra in St Nicholas' Church. Considering the part Cassandra played in Jane's life I would have expected the grave to have been better tended because I am sure that, like us, many visitors would have taken the time to pay their respects.
  • Absolutely lovely place to visit. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good disabled concessionary rate and a carer free but the upstairs only accessible if you are ambulatory. I really enjoyed my visit and will be back next time there's an event on!

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