Schools

Telling the story of Jane Austen’s house, life and legacy, for all ages.

School visits

A school visit to Jane Austen’s House is the perfect way to bring the world of Jane Austen and her novels alive for all ages. We offer a range of options for school and educational group visits. Begin with an intro chat with one of our brilliant young guides, who will set the scene and establish some context for your visit; then take a tour of the House, viewing rooms and objects that Jane herself knew and loved. In fine weather, you can also enjoy our pretty cottage garden – the perfect place to take a break, play our Regency garden games, eat your packed lunch, and soak up some inspiration to take back to the classroom!

If you want to enhance your visit, we can also add an interactive talk, focussing on the text you are studying, or an inspiring creative writing workshop, inspired by Jane Austen’s work. Get in touch to discuss options!

School visits can be booked for Mondays and Tuesdays, when the House is closed to visitors. This helps us to maintain a low capacity in the House, and gives your group space to explore undisturbed.

School visits are priced at £4.50 per student; additional workshops or talks carry an additional cost. Teachers and accompanying adults join for free.

Whilst admission charges are necessary for the upkeep of the Museum we are keen to foster our relationships with local schools and can therefore offer reduced rates – please get in touch to discuss!

Please email enquiries@janeaustens.house for for more details and bookings.  

Virtual School Trips

Our Virtual School Trip is a fun new concept for secondary school students. Bring your class or year group to us for a break from the online classroom. In this hour long event, they will enjoy an enthusiastic introduction to Austen, a mini tour of the House using our virtual tour, and a range of interactive activities and exercises. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and take part.

Led by our Emerging Museum Professionals, this fun, informal event aims to inspire a greater interest in Jane Austen’s life, works and legacy. It can also be tailored to suit your needs – would you like a focus on a specific novel, or on creative writing? No problem! Just let us know when you book.

Virtual School Trips can be arranged at a time to suit you. They normally last one hour, and cost £150 per group, however discounts can be arranged where necessary – please contact us to discuss!

Contact us on enquiries@janeaustens.house for more details and bookings.  

Online Learning Resources

We are currently building our online resources for use at home and in the classroom. These include a set of resources that ask why Jane Austen still matters today, a set that introduce Jane Austen’s life and works, and a Teenage Writings Hub that explores the wild and shocking world of Jane Austen’s teenage stories.

Check back for more soon!