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Jane Austen's House Museum

jane-austenMany of our guests travel from across the UK and from around the world to visit the Jane Austen House Museum, just a short walk along quiet lanes from St Mary's Hall.

Jane Austen is one of our most popular and important novelists. Her house at Chawton, now a wonderful museum with a wealth of information and a beautiful collection, is where she spent the last eight years of her life. The Jane Austen House Museum is of international importance as the place where she did the majority of her mature writing, but at the same time retains the charm of a village home. A 17th century house, it tells the story of Jane Austen and her family, and you can even see the desk where she wrote and edited some of her most popular works.

There are lots of special events throughout the year at the museum, and you can also take a Jane Austen Tour to see the sights that inspired her in the lovely little village of Chawton. Recently The House has seen some major new developments made possible due to a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, including a new learning centre at the rear of the garden and a wide range of new activities that help interpret of the life and times of Jane Austen.

To find out more, including opening times, event listings, collection details or to read the popular museum blog, visit or for the latest news and photos, find the museum on Facebook 

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