Jane’s Fund

Help to restore and protect Jane Austen’s precious home. There are a number of ways you can donate.

Online

Please donate via our JustGiving portal.

In person

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.

It is always so wondrous to walk where someone you admire has walked and see the things they owned. Thank you for looking after the house so well. Museum Visitor

We need your help more than ever.

Jane Austen’s House is where Jane Austen lived and wrote her six novels and is the most treasured Austen site in the world. It was her home for the last eight years of her life and where she completed all her celebrated works, sitting at the small walnut writing table, now on display in the Dining Parlour.

We have made every effort to take great care of Jane’s precious home but time takes its toll and recent surveys have revealed that vital building repairs are required to ensure that the fabric of the Grade I Listed house does not deteriorate further. The house is also home to a roosting bat population meaning all work must be planned and approved to conservation standards.

A really wonderful experience… to feel the connection with such a remarkable woman. Museum Visitor

We urgently need your help to enable us to secure the house where Jane created Emma Woodhouse and Mr Knightley and 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.

Just £15 can buy one roof tile or why not consider donating your first Jane Austen £10 note to Jane’s Fund and make a difference 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 call the Museum on 01420 83262 or email enquiries@janeaustens.house.

Thank you for your generous support.​