sun16jul2:00 pmsun3:30 pmAusten TreasuresIn this exclusive session, enjoy unique access to some of the treasures of our collection 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Event CategorySpecial event
Join us for a very special event… As part of a small group, you are invited to view some of the treasures of our collection up close. As part of our
Join us for a very special event… As part of a small group, you are invited to view some of the treasures of our collection up close.
As part of our Commemoration Weekend celebrating Jane Austen’s life and works, we’ll be showcasing some of the most precious objects in our collection, including a rare first edition of Jane Austen’s first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, and a striking letter she wrote to the Prince Regent’s librarian defending her writing style. Along the way we’ll view her handwritten music book and a lock of her hair, treasured by her family.
This event will be led by an expert on our collection who will guide you through Jane Austen’s life, works and legacy, via these precious objects.
The group will be kept very small, so there will be plenty of opportunities to handle objects, ask questions and discuss as we go along.
This very special event will include welcome refreshments, including a glass of bubbly to toast our favourite authoress!
Date: Sunday 16 July
Time: 2pm – 3.30pm
Location: This event is at Jane Austen’s House in Chawton. Find us
👫 Capacity for this event is limited to 6 people, to allow for the best possible experience.
🍷 The event will include a glass of sparkling wine or non-alcoholic alternative. Please let us know of any dietary requirements upon booking.
💐 This event is part of our Anniversary Weekend celebrating the life of Jane Austen, who died in Winchester on 18 July 1817.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm