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Jane Austen's House Museum

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A must for all Jane Austen fans

We travelled by train and taxi to get here in the pouring rain. The house is tiny but so evocative... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Josepha M
Wonderful

If you like Jane Austen’s books then this place is a must. Rich in history, we all enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susan R
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Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton is the cottage where Jane Austen lived and wrote. It is the most treasured Austen site in the world. It was in this house that Jane's genius flourished and where she wrote, revised and had published all her...more
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Jane Austens House Winchester Road, Chawton GU34 1SD, England
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+44 1420 83262
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Reviewed yesterday

We travelled by train and taxi to get here in the pouring rain. The house is tiny but so evocative. There are excellent information boards everywhere. There are some choice objects like Jane Austen ‘s writing desk, her ring, the shawl made by her and...More

Thank Josepha M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like Jane Austen’s books then this place is a must. Rich in history, we all enjoyed a lovely hour or so wondering through the house.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Exceeded my expectations and was great you are able to get one ticket to last a year great value for money. Great staff who have a genuine interest in customers. Great place to visit to escape the stresses of life....More

Thank lucy s
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect place to go to find out about Jane Austin and her family. There is a wonderful sense of history in the building and in the village itself. It is a perfect day out.

Thank SheWh0Heals
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely house and gardens, steeped in history and fab idea allowing people to write with the quill just like Jane herself would have done all those years ago.

Thank LesleySales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us bought tickets in advance for our first visit here on a beautiful autumn day..we'd read the reviews and didn't know what to expect.....the shop/reception are is tiny! Unlike Jane whom we learnt was 5 foot 7 inches! so please don't be disappointed...More

Thank cpogs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and even moving. Seeing the small rooms and amenities in which she worked such wonders. There's also a bonus of authentic tearooms across the street, and on the weekend even a cricket match.

Thank Horizons-Unlimited
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gift shop entrance which offered many souvenirs some good some not so good. Didn't like the plaster bust for £100 or the Bronze of Jane for £7800?! The bronze limited edition bust of Jane in Winchester Cathedral for £245 was GOOD value. I'm not running...More

Thank Tomsksa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the garden, well managed but a little disappointed in the house. There are staff to answer any questions you have but the rooms were a bit sparse. The film talks through Jane's life. The tea shop across the road is worth a visit...More

Thank tracyc305
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit Chawton often, and never miss a chance to visit Jane Austen's House Museum. I believe that the management has changed in recent years, and things have changed, but not for the better. On our last visit, on the only day we could be...More

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Gidget615
11 September 2018|
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Response from Ruth K | Reviewed this property |
No, that I could see. You could always call or email some of the local restaurants and see if you could pay a fee to leave it there...otherwise if your coming by train from a larger station you might be able to get a locker.
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4 September 2018|
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Response from PaulBerkshire | Reviewed this property |
hi it's £21.90 return
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saltwatergirl7
4 September 2018|
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Response from 975rebecca | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I don’t remember, but it wasn’t too much, and the train ride was quite easy. The taxi hub is right next to the train station at Alton, and it’s just a short ride to Jane’s house. Easier than I anticipated :)
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