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.

YOUR TICKET

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.

FINDING US

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.

REFRESHMENTS

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

Families are welcome to picnic in the garden. 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.

ACCESSIBILITY

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.

 

WELCOMING YOU BACK SAFELY

We have put a range of measures in place to ensure you can visit safely and comfortably. All details can be found here. 

 

SEE YOU SOON!

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.