‘Six Winters’: Scenes from Jane Austen’s Life & Imagination

Our winter exhibition presents six memorable winter scenes from Jane Austen’s life and novels. Visit in person for a multi-sensory exhibition trail around the House, or explore it here from the comfort of your own home

This exhibition is spread over six rooms in Jane Austen’s House. Click on the links below to discover six memorable winter scenes from Jane Austen’s life and novels, using the House itself, objects from the collection and Jane Austen’s writings to set the scene.

Scene 1. Jane Austen’s birth, December 1775
Jane Austen’s Bedroom

Scene 2. Family theatricals, December 1787
Family Room

Scene 3. Dancing with Tom Lefroy, January 1796
Dining Room

Scene 4. First reading of Pride & Prejudice, January 1813
Drawing Room

Scene 5. ‘A fine family piece’, Persuasion
Family Room

Scene 6. ‘You will have much pleasure in being in London’, Sense & Sensibility
Courtyard Gallery