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Jane Austen's House, Chawton

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Specialty Museum · Historic Site
Jane Austen's House 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 to your Alton travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Alton trip builder app.
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  • Jane Austen’s house is a delightful cottage beautifully arranged with items that used to belong to her and her relatives or things which were typical of her time. Everything is tastefully displayed...  more »
  • This is a "must" for fans of Jane Austen. I have been waiting for this attraction to re-open following its closure because of Covid-19. It is a small house but is beautifully managed. The joy of...  more »
  • 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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