Jane Austen’s House From Home

Visit Jane Austen's House from the comfort of your own home - wherever you are! Stroll through the House on our virtual tour or take in an online exhibition. You can even visit the Gift Shop!

Tours and Trails

Virtual Tour of Jane Austen’s House

Explore the House, outbuildings and garden with our virtual 360° tour. Supported by Art Fund.

*Live Guided Virtual Tours also available!*

Exhibitions

Jane Austen Undressed

Our Spring/Summer 2022 display presents rare examples of Regency underwear are displayed alongside iconic pieces from TV and film adaptations, from Elizabeth Bennet’s petticoat to Emma Woodhouse’s stays… and *that* white shirt!

 

Subtext: Contemporary Art Inspired by Jane Austen’s House

Subtext, a contemporary art show by MA Fine Art artists from UCA Farnham, brought together new artworks in response to Jane Austen’s writings, her life, and the socio-political histories between the eighteenth century and the present day.

'Octopus' by Rups Cregeen, on display in Jane Austen's Bedroom

 

Six Winters: Scenes from Jane Austen’s Life & Imagination

Our winter 2021/22 exhibition presented six memorable winter scenes from Jane Austen’s life and novels, using the House itself, objects and sounds to set the scene.

 

Jane Austen on Holiday

A virtual exhibition exploring Jane Austen’s relationship with seaside resorts, from Dawlish and Worthing to Lyme Regis and Brighton.

A calm by James Gillray

 

The Illustrations of Pride & Prejudice

A lively, informal virtual exhibition examining seven different illustrations of the famous letter scene in Pride & Prejudice. Curated by MA student Grace Prideaux, whilst on a placement at Jane Austen’s House.

 

Jane Austen’s Artful Letters

A virtual exhibition exploring the importance of letters in Jane Austen’s life and work, through objects from the Museum.

 

A Choice Collection of Curiosities Comically Curated from Chawton Cottage

A witty exploration of Jane Austen’s Teenage self and writings, through objects in the Museum collection.

Families

Family Trail

Our fun Family Trail gets little ones exploring Jane Austen’s House, learning about the past and creating drawings of their own.

 

Family activities

Get creative with Regency letter writing, miniature self-portraits and rhyming recipes!

Family fun! Portrait miniatures are (clockwise from top right): Mary Pearson, Frank Austen, Philadelphia Hancock

Talks and Events

Virtual Tour Live: Walk Through and Q&A 

Join us for a guided walk through of our virtual tour with lots of opportunities to chat and to ask questions. Booking essential. Find the next tour.

 

Annual Lecture

This year our annual Carpenter Lecture has gone online! Join Award-winning playwright Laura Wade, acclaimed actor and theatre director Samuel West, and Austen expert Professor Kathryn Sutherland for an inspiring and insightful ‘in conversation’ at Jane Austen’s House that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Watch now on YouTube.

Support us

Visit the Gift Shop

Browse our unique selection of Jane Austen gifts.  All profits go towards supporting the House.

 

Donate to the Museum

Be a part of the story and help to preserve and protect Jane Austen’s precious home.

Jane Austen’s House From Home was made possible by the generous support of Art Fund.

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