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The Jane Austen Centre

40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
+44 1225 443000
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The Jane Austen Centre features a permanent exhibition that tells the story of Bath's most famous resident, the author Jane Austen. It explores the effect that living in the Georgian city had on her life and writing. There is a delightful Giftshop on the ground floor, which sells unique items bespoke to the Jane Austen Centre, and a delicious Regency Tea Room on the 2nd floor, which offers 17 varieties of leafed tea to go with our locally baked cakes. The Centre organises an annual Jane Austen Festival as well as walking tours of the city with an Austen theme. Costumed Guides will take you through the exhibition and be on hand to satisfy your quest for knowledge of all things Austen. You will get to taste some period-recipe food, dress up in Regency costume, and have your photo take with the world famous Jane Austen waxwork.
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40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The best thing about our visit two weeks ago to the Center was the walking tour from the Center that was led by Moira. She was in appropriate costume and full of interesting information about Bath, the places that played a part in Austen's novels...More

1  Thank Austenlovers
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are going to Bath on a Jane Austen jaunt then this is a must do. The staff were lovely, the museum has loads to see and I learned a lot. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it to not just Jane...More

Thank celticyank
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was looking forward to visiting Jane Austen House, I found it rather disapointing, the house was not put to good use as the basement was just toilets, first floor was entry tickets & very small expensive shop, then there was talk on the Austen...More

Thank L8100MPmarym
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is great for those that love reading Austen and novels from that period. There is a man out the front dressed as a town crier ringing a bell to welcome your arrival. It was interesting to learn about her early life and those...More

Thank jules014Sydney
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Jules, Thank you for coming to see us at the Centre and taking the time to write us a review of your visit afterwards. It's lovely to read that you enjoyed meeting our 'Mr Bennet' at the door, and then found delights inside including...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

For those of you who have no read anything Jane Austen, get reading before you visit for those who have read her,this is a must. Its a little pricey but that you have to be ready for, for most things today. There is a small...More

Thank glynnis03
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear glynnis03, Thank you for your shining five-star review of the Jane Austen Centre! We take real care to provide something for everyone - children especially enjoy trying our Regency games, and fans of academia have fun discussing the life and times and politics of...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A great place for fan of Jane Austen and everyone. It told the life of Jane Austen and the life at that time in bath I always wanted to try on the costumes of that era, which I did and had my photo taken

1  Thank X5587FMbrens
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear X5587FMbrens, Thank you for your lovely five-star review of the Jane Austen Centre. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Centre, and that you got to live your dream of trying on Regency costume! With my very best regards, Mary

Reviewed 4 days ago

I had high hopes for this center, however, I already knew almost all the information provided here. The center isn't in a house connected to her (beyond being on Gay St), there's no artifacts or displays that aren't reproductions, and most of the information seems...More

1  Thank Greenglass
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Greenglass, I'm sorry you already knew some of what we had to say about Jane. We do our best to provide insights for both highly knowledgable fans like yourself, but also for those who may not have come across her or her work before....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved the experience! The staff were a wealth of knowledge and enjoyed discussing Jane Austen with you. The scones are to die for!

Thank Sami W
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Sami, Thank you for your glowing five-star review! I'm so pleased that you had such a wonderful time with us at the Centre and loved the experience. (Also, I have to agree, the scones are incredible!) With my very best wishes, Mary

Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here for the cream tea and were happy to see that they have a simple tea set for a single person and we are allowed to add on the scone. We were travelling around England and were having quite abit of cream tea....More

Thank Kim025Singapore
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Kim, To read that our scones can rival those of Kew Gardens is a compliment indeed! It's also so gratifying to read that the moistness of our chocolate cake was appreciated, and that your first encounter with English crumpets was a big success. If...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the Jane Austen Centre more than the Jane Austen House Museum because the Centre did a better job at presenting what they have. Persuasion is my favorite Austen novel so having a section on the Persuasion films was a pleasant surprise. The guide...More

Thank cooknsew105
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear cooknsew105, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Jane Austen Centre, and in particular had such a good time exploring the portion of our exhibition dedicated to Persuasion. Sadly we aren't a vast exhibition centre, as being housed in a listed...More

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shootingstar09
How much time should we allow to do the centre?
22 April 2017|
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Response from Mary W | Property representative |
We recommend about an hour, but it depends how long you want to spend with us. There's no time limit and are more than welcome to stay with us for as long as you like!
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