Pride & Prejudice & Pimm’s

Join us for a very special evening in celebration of all things Pride & Prejudice...

Saturday 4 September
6:00pm — 8:30pm

‘I want to tell you that I have got my own darling Child from London’
Jane Austen, 29 January 1813

This special evening begins with a unique guided tour of Jane Austen’s House. Walking in Jane Austen’s footsteps, you’ll discover the rooms where Pride & Prejudice was revised and edited, and where Jane Austen read the novel aloud to a neighbour on the very day she received her first copy.

We’ll then move on to an object-in-focus session, looking at our First Edition of Pride & Prejudice up close, before retiring to Jane Austen’s beautiful cottage garden to enjoy fresh strawberries and cream, and a fruity glass of Pimm’s, amongst the heady scent of the late-summer roses.

First edition of Pride and Prejudice in three volumes with marbled covers

Our First Edition of Pride and Prejudice 

Jane Austen referred to Pride & Prejudice as her ‘darling Child’ and of its heroine, Lizzy Bennet, she wrote: ‘I must confess that I think her as delightful a character as ever appeared in print, and how I shall be able to tolerate those who do not like her at least, I do not know”. (Jane Austen, 29 January 1813)

Today, Pride & Prejudice is one of the most popular and best-loved novels in English literature. Everyone has their favourite line, character or adaptation. It is an extraordinarily special work, that readers return to time and again for its brilliance, wit and comfort.

This special event will be a unique opportunity to enjoy, examine and discuss Pride & Prejudice with staff and fellow Jane Austen enthusiasts, and to experience Jane Austen’s House in a new way.

The essentials:

Date: Saturday 4 September

Timed entry at 6pm/6.30pm/7pm; duration 90 minutes

Tickets: £30


Your ticket includes:
• House tour
• Object viewing
• Strawberries and cream
• Glass of Pimm’s fruit cup or non-alcoholic alternative

Capacity will be kept very low to make this a truly special experience.

A group of men and women in Regency dress enjoying a picnic in the garden at Jane Austen's House

Credit: Luke Shears