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. Purchase a ticket and enjoy unlimited visits for a whole year!

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!

Pay once, visit all year!

 Your ticket automatically becomes an annual pass which means you can enjoy unlimited visits for an entire year!

Please pre-book admission tickets, even if you are an annual pass holder.  Due to the small size of our rooms, we limit capacity to 12 visitors entering the House every 20 minutes. Once you are on site you can stay as long as you like until closing time. To guarantee entry we strongly recommend pre-booking your visit to Jane Austen’s House.

Restoration Works

Please note: we will be carrying out vital restoration works to the historic Courtyard Buildings from 19 February. Please excuse our appearance in some areas during this project. The main House is unaffected by this work.

The Courtyard Buildings have always been a vital part of Jane Austen’s House. They are the engine room of the home, housing the Bakehouse, with its amazing brick bread oven and copper for heating water, deep cellars for storing food over the winter, offices, store rooms, and even the privy! We still need your help to further restore these treasured buildings and bring their lost histories back to life. Find out more, donate and be a part of the story.

Opening Times

Please see below for our opening times.  Opening hours are 10am – 5pm with last admission at 4pm. There may be days when we need to amend these opening times.

June/July/August/September:
Following on from May half-term, open 7 days a week (up to Sunday 29 September)

Please note: On 25 July, we will be closing at the earlier time of 2pm 

October: Open Wednesday-Sunday, up until Sunday 27 October
From Monday 28 October, open 7 days throughout half-term

November: Closed 4 – 8 November, open Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November
From Thursday 14 November, open Thursday – Sunday

December: Open Thursday – Sunday up until Sunday 22 December
Open Monday 16 December for Jane Austen’s birthday
Closed 26 and 27 December
Open Saturday 28 December to Monday 30 December
Closed 31 December

Remember your ticket automatically becomes an annual pass which means you can enjoy unlimited visits for an entire year!

Our current exhibitions, Travels with Frank Austen and Mansfield Park: Courting Controversy, are free with House entry!

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.

For private events, please visit our Special Experiences page.

Admission Prices

  • Adults: £13.50
  • Seniors: £13.00
  • Young People (17 – 26): £10.00
  • Disabled People (carer free): £10.00
  • Children (6-16, under 6s free): £6.00
  • Families (2 adults and up to 3 children): £35.00
  • Families (1 adult and up to 3 children): £21.00
  • Art Fund Members: £6.90 – Find out more or join the Art Fund
  • Jane Austen Society Members: £6.90 –Find out more or join the Jane Austen Society 
  • Museums Association Members: free – please contact us on enquiries@janeaustens.house for more information on booking your tickets.
  • Please make sure to bring your Art Fund, Jane Austen Society or Museums Association Membership Card with you.

🎫 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.

🐕 Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the garden, and must be kept on a lead at all times. Assistance dogs only are allowed in the House.

Information for Tour Guides

Please note: Tour guides also require tickets for entry. Tickets are automatically annual passes allowing guides to revisit the House multiple times throughout the year. (Annual pass tickets must be pre-booked. A valid annual pass must be provided on return visits. Excludes special event days.)

Tour guides are not permitted to conduct guided tours at Jane Austen’s House. If a party have requested a guided tour, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange a tour with our expert in-house guides.

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.