Sense and Sanitisation

Continuing to keep you safe during your visit to Jane Austen's House.

We would like to reassure our visitors that following the lifting of legal restrictions  on 19th July, there will be very little change at Jane Austen’s House.

Since we reopened during the pandemic, we have received some wonderful feedback from our visitors about how safe they have felt during their visit. The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is incredibly important to us so our Covid measures will remain in place.

Staff and volunteers will continue to wear face masks and we will strongly encourage visitors to wear face masks at all times whilst inside the House.  We will continue to operate via pre-booked timed tickets to ensure limited numbers in the House and our one-way system, hand sanitiser stations and screens will remain. We will continue to encourage social distancing via our much loved signs and we will keep high levels of ventilation throughout the building.

Limited numbers in the House allows our visitors to experience Jane’s treasured home in news ways.  As one recent visitor review states: ‘social distancing means the rooms are never crowded and you can fully enjoy the atmosphere. Ironically, this may actually be the best time to visit Jane Austen’s House.’  

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

We must credit the Telegraph with the wonderful headline ‘Sense and Sanitisation’ – taken from this feature last August: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/authors/sense-sanitisation-home-jane-austen/