Your Visit

Welcome to Jane Austen's House. It was in this inspiring Hampshire cottage that Jane Austen's genius flourished and where she wrote, revised and had published all six of her globally beloved novels.

Jane Austen’s House is a cherished museum in Chawton, Hampshire, where the beloved author lived for the last eight years of her life.  It houses an unparalleled collection of Austen treasures. Highlights include Jane’s jewellery, letters, first editions of her novels and the table at which she wrote her much loved novels. Visitors can step back in time to 1816 and follow in Jane’s footsteps as they explore the rooms where she lived and wrote. A series of temporary exhibitions explore Regency life and Jane Austen’s works.  The pretty garden is a perfect place to relax after your visit and of course, you’ll want to visit our Gift Shop which stocks a unique range of gifts and books.  We can’t wait to welcome you!

Please pre-book admission tickets, even if you are an annual pass holder.  We limit capacity to 10 visitors every 15 minutes. We do have tickets available on the door, but you may be asked to wait until we have an available slot.

🕯️The House will be dressed for Christmas from 1 December – explore the House by candlelight and enjoy festive audio readings from Academy Award-winning actress Dame Emma Thompson!  🕯️

Opening Hours

From Saturday 5 November to Sunday 18 December 2022: The House will be open 4 days a week (Thursday – Sunday),  from 10 am to 5pm with last admission at 4pm.

We will be closed Monday 19 December – Tuesday 27 December 2022. 

Wednesday 28 December to Friday 30 December: The House will be open from 10am to 5pm with last admission at 4pm.

We will be closed Saturday 31 December 2022 – Wednesday 4 January 2023. 

Please find details of our planned 2023 opening dates and times here.

For group bookings, both virtual and in person, please visit our Groups page.

For school visits, both virtual and in person, please visit our Schools page.

Our Autumn / Winter displays Jane Austen in Love and Jane Austen in London are now open until 5 March 2023, free with Museum entry.

Admission Prices

  • Adults: £12.00
  • Seniors: £11.00
  • Young People (17 – 26): £9.00
  • Disabled People (carer free): £9.00
  • Job Seekers: £6.00
  • Children (6-16, under 6s free): £5.00
  • Families (2 adults and up to 3 children): £29.00
  • Families (1 adult and up to 3 children): £17.00
  • Art Fund Members: £6.00 – To find out more about the Art Fund or to join click here
  • Jane Austen Society Members: £6.00 – To find out more about JAS or to join click here.

🎫 Did you know that your ticket is automatically an annual pass? This means that you can revisit the House as many times as you like (when we’re open) for the next twelve months. Visit us once for a truly special day out, or return throughout the year to discover the changing seasons in Jane’s garden.

(Annual pass tickets must be pre-booked. A valid annual pass must be provided on return visits. Excludes special event days.)

Please note: all tickets are non-refundable. 

🎫 Annual ticket holders must present their ticket on arrival along with a form of ID. Concessions: we may request evidence of eligibility for our concessionary rates.

😷 If you have Covid symptoms, please do not visit and contact us on enquiries@janeaustens.house. Please remember that your ticket is an annual pass and can be used at any time during the next 12 months. Thank you for your cooperation.

⏰ Please arrive in good time for your timed slot. Last entry for each slot will be 15 minutes after entry time.

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 now be viewed virtually via our 360° virtual tour.

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the House.

Find us

Jane Austen’s House is situated in the Hampshire village of Chawton.

Visit our Find Us page to plan your visit. 

Visit our Chawton page to find out more about the village.

For Families

Check out our dedicated page for families to discover everything you need to know about visiting as a family.