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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
Hours Today: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Jane Austens House Winchester Road, Chawton GU34 1SD, England
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 :)