Be a part of the story…

Help to restore and protect Jane Austen’s precious home for future generations.

Jane Austen’s House is the most treasured Austen site in the world. Here in this modest village house Jane Austen lived for the last eight years of her life, and here she revised, wrote and published her six extraordinary novels.

We are devoted to caring for Jane’s precious home and preserving it for future generations to visit, enjoy and be inspired by. However, as a historic, Grade 1 listed building the house requires constant upkeep, and at the moment vital building repairs are required to ensure that the fabric of the house does not deteriorate further.

As an independent museum with no regular funding, we rely on ticket sales, grants and donations to keep going. It is a labour of love and one that we are proud to be entrusted with.

We need your help to enable us to preserve this precious house where Jane created Emma Woodhouse and Mr Knightley, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth and where she perfected Elizabeth Bennet, Mr Darcy, Catherine Morland and the Dashwoods. From replacing the roof tiles to major structural work on the bowing front wall, your donation can help us protect the house for future generations.

If you love Jane Austen and want to help us preserve her memory by securing this most treasured Austen site, please donate to Jane’s Fund today.

Those able to give £1000 or more will be entitled to a private tour of the House. If you would like to discuss a particular gift or bequest for Jane’s Fund, please contact us on

Thank you for your generous support!

How to donate

One-Off donations

Please donate to Jane’s Fund via our JustGiving portal

Monthly donations

You can now donate monthly to Jane Austen’s House. Sign up to donate monthly here: Jane’s Fund Patrons


When you visit the Museum, please donate via the donation boxes or at the till in the shop.

By cheque

If possible, please donate via the JustGiving portal. However, if you wish to send a cheque, please make the cheque payable to ‘Jane Austen’s House Museum’ and write ‘Jane’s Fund ’ on the reverse. If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider completing and sending a Gift Aid form (downloadable here) along with your cheque.

Please avoid sending £10 notes in the post.