Plan Your Visit

We can't wait to welcome you to Jane Austen's enchanting home. Please find below all the information you need to help plan your visit to this special place.


Please arrive promptly for your time slot. Last entry for each slot is 15 minutes after the start time. Please have your ticket ready, either printed or on your phone. If you are an annual pass holder, please bring your annual pass with you.  On arrival, you will be greeted by a member of the team who will check your ticket and direct you to the House entrance.


Jane Austen’s House is located in the rural village of Chawton near the town of Alton in Hampshire. Our postcode is GU34 1SD. Free parking is provided in the public car park opposite the House.

Directions and details of how to reach us via public transport can be found here.


In our Gift Shop, we stock a unique selection of Jane Austen gifts, including books, jewellery, stationery and homeware. The shop is open to everyone, not just ticket holders, so do pop in for a browse. There may be a short wait to enter the shop in order to maintain social distancing.  A selection of our favourite products are now available to buy online. All profits go towards supporting the House.


New Forest Ice Cream in available to buy in our Gift Shop and all visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the beautiful cottage garden or at one of the picnic tables in the village parkland. For refreshments in the village, there are three options; Cassandra’s Cup, The Greyfriar Pub (both opposite Jane Austen’s House) and The Old Kitchen Tearoom at Chawton House, a short walk away. Please check their websites for opening times and more information on their current services.

Find out more about what the village of Chawton has to offer here. 


Families are welcome to picnic in the garden or cool off with a New Forest Ice Cream, available to buy in our Gift Shop. All dining options in the village are also family friendly.

There is a playground and picnic benches across the road from the House within the beautiful parkland.

View our dedicated families page for more information.


Jane Austen’s House is a historic property with low doorways and uneven surfaces underfoot. The ground floor and outbuildings are fully accessible and we have an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities. Unfortunately, the upstairs of the main house is currently only accessible by climbing a historic wooden staircase, although the upstairs can be viewed virtually via our 360° virtual tour. 

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the House.


The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is incredibly important to us so we are keeping our Covid measures in place.  Read more about how we’re keeping you safe: Sense and Sanitisation. 




We are so looking forward to welcoming you back.  Please do take photos during your visit and share them on social media, tagging us and using the hashtag #JaneAustensHouse.

If you enjoy your visit and are able to contribute a review to Tripadvisor, we would be hugely grateful.  Your review could result in another potential visitor being reassured that visiting Jane Austen’s House is safe and every ticket sold is vital for our continuing survival.

Thank you.