Virtual ‘Sense and Sensibility’ Tour

On the anniversary of the first publication of Sense and Sensibility, join us for a very special guided tour of Jane Austen’s House. In each room, discover objects, spaces and stories that reveal the themes, characters and events of Jane Austen’s first published novel.

Sunday 30 October
6:00pm — 7:00pm

‘As a house, Barton Cottage, though small, was comfortable and compact; but as a cottage it was defective, for the building was regular, the roof was tiled, the window shutters were not painted green, nor were the walls covered with honeysuckles.’

Sense and Sensibility

This very special virtual tour uses objects from our collection and the House itself to examine and celebrate Jane Austen’s first published novel, Sense and Sensibility.

Following in Jane’s footsteps, you’ll discover the rooms where S&S was revised and edited, soon after Jane moved to Chawton in 1809.

Moving from room to room, you’ll discover how the House itself can help us understand the novel better, and view objects in the collection that help the story come to life.

We’ll finish with a (virtual) look at one of our first editions of the novel up close – published on this very day in 1811!

This light-hearted and enjoyable event uses our beautiful virtual tour, teases out stories and objects that relate to Jane Austen’s classic work, and offers the opportunity to enjoy, examine and discuss Sense and Sensibility, and to experience Jane Austen’s House in a new way.


Date: Sunday 30 October

Time: 6pm – 7pm (Greenwich Meantime)

Location: This event will take place online. Join us from the comfort of your own home!

Tickets: £6.50


💻 This event will take place on Zoom. Please provide a valid email address, as you will be emailed a link to join the tour in the run up to the event. 

🎫 If you are joining as a group or household, please buy one ticket for each person attending.  All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Museum. 

⏰ Timings are given in UK time (Greenwich Meantime) – please do check what the event time is in your territory, to ensure you log in at the right time. **Please note this event will take place on the first day the clocks go back in the UK. Please check the time very carefully!**