Join us for a very special tour of Jane Austen’s House… To celebrate the Watermill Theatre’s production of Mansfield Park that will be performed in the museum gardens later that day, this tour will follow the story of Jane Austen’s mature and serious third novel, showcasing objects that relate to it, including a special view of a rare first edition from 1814. We’ll also look at objects that inspired Mansfield Park, including the topaz crosses given to Jane and Cassandra by their brother Charles.
This event will be led by an expert on our collection, who will guide you through 200 years of Mansfield Park history and show you the rooms in which Jane Austen wrote the novel and from which it was published.
The group will be kept small, so there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss as we go along.
This special event will include welcome refreshments, an exclusive, private tour of the Museum as part of a small group, and the chance to see a first edition of Mansfield Park up close!
Date: Monday 12 June
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Location: This event starts from Jane Austen’s House in Chawton. Find us
👫 Capacity for this event is limited to 10 people, to allow for the best possible experience.
The event will include a glass of wine or non-alcoholic alternative. Please let us know of any dietary requirements upon booking.
🎭 This event is followed by an outdoor performance of Mansfield Park, performed in the Museum gardens. If you wish to attend the performance, you can book tickets here.