Online exhibitions archive

*Note, these are our old online exhibitions. Click here to visit our current online 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 in spring 2022, 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

Our summer 2021 virtual exhibition explored 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 in 2021, whilst on a placement at Jane Austen’s House.


Jane Austen’s Artful Letters

A virtual exhibition guest curated by professor Kathryn Sutherland in 2020, 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, created for the JASNA AGM 2020.