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 12 visitors every 20 minutes. We do have tickets available on the door, but you may be asked to wait until we have an available slot.

Opening Hours

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

Wednesday 8 March to Sunday 11 June: Open Wednesday to Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday – excluding Hampshire school holidays and bank holidays).

MAY: Open Wednesday to Sunday, also open bank holiday Mondays, and 7 days a week for school half-term.

Monday 12 June to Sunday 1 October: Open 7 days a week.

Tuesday 12 September: Closed for staff training.

Wednesday 4 October to Sunday 29 October: Open Wednesday to Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday excluding half-term week).

Monday 23 October to Sunday 29 October: Open all week.

Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November: Closed.

Saturday 4 November to Sunday 17 December: Open Thursday to Sunday (closed Monday to Wednesday).

Monday 18 to Wednesday 27 December: Closed.

Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 December: Open.

Our spring exhibitions, The Making of Pride and Prejudice and My dear Cassandra… are now open.  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.

Admission Prices

🎫 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.

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.