‘Six Winters’: scenes from Jane Austen’s Life & Imagination

This special, multi-sensory exhibition will present six scenes from Jane Austen’s life and novels. As you explore the House, step back in time and experience six memorable winters of the past...

4 Dec — 31 Jan 2022

Step back in time and experience Jane Austen’s House in a brand-new way, visiting scenes from six memorable winters in Jane Austen’s life and novels.

As you explore the House where Jane Austen wrote, revised and published her six beloved novels, you will discover six entrancing stories from Jane Austen’s life and works, using the House itself, objects, sounds and scents to set the scene.

The Dining Room table is laid with 'cut up silk and gold paper' as well as a haunch of roast venison, roast partridge, a tower of fruits and a decorated jelly. Behind it, the fire crackles in the grate...

Following the exhibition trail through the rooms Jane knew and loved, you will discover the bitterly cold winter of her birth, the happy January of dancing and flirting with her ‘Irish friend’ Tom Lefroy, and her first reading of Pride & Prejudice

Throughout this special, multi-sensory tour, visitors will have the chance to see, hear, smell and take part in moments from history.

The Drawing Room at Jane Austen's House, with a Hepplewhite armchair owned by the Austens pulled up to the fire. A mannequin wears a day dress from 'Becoming Jane'

‘Six Winters’: Scenes from Jane Austen’s Life & Imagination runs from 4 December 2021 – 30 January 2022. 

🕗 Please check our Visitor Info page for details of our Winter opening hours. 

🎟️ Exhibition tickets are automatically included with House entry.  Please book your tickets in advance. 

🎨 To accompany the exhibition, we have a fun family trail available!  Use the trail to pick out information, answer questions and inspire creativity! Pick up a copy on arrival or download and print at home.

🕯️ For an extra special experience, book a ticket for our unique, candle-lit guided tour of the exhibition after hours on 17th December.  

💻 An online version of this exhibition is also available – Visit it here!