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Chawton House Library

chawton-house-libraryJust a few minutes along the road from the Jane Austen House Museum is Chawton House Library, a charity with a unique collection of books focusing on early women's writing. This specialist collection, set in the home and working estate of Jane Austen's brother, offers the opportunity to study texts in their original setting and inspires readers of all ages. Visitors travel from around the world to visit Chawton House Library, whether to spend time in the beautiful old Elizabethan manor house and gardens, to attend seminars and conferences, or even to get married there!

For more information, including opening times and special events, or to take a virtual tour of this wonderful piece of history or browse the fabulous online collection visit

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