Visitor Info

The team at Jane Austen's House are delighted to be able to welcome you to explore this special place. It was in this pretty Hampshire cottage that Jane Austen revised, wrote and had published all six of her treasured novels. Today you can step back in time to 1816 and follow in Jane's footsteps, see the rooms where she composed her books and created her timeless characters, explore her home, discover objects that belonged to her and wander in the beautiful cottage garden.

We are currently closed but hope to see you soon!

We will reopen as soon as restrictions allow.  Watch this space, sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media for news! In the meantime, please do visit us virtually and explore Jane Austen’s House From Home.

Details of our online events can be found on our Events page.

If you have a query about visiting or an online event, do check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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.

Thank you for your support and see you soon!

Opening Times

All tickets must be pre-booked.

You are required to wear a face covering (we have disposable face masks available if you forget yours) and we have put in place a range of measures to help you feel safe and comfortable during your visit. 

You must only visit with people you live with, or who are in your support bubble. You must not socialise with anyone outside of your household or your support bubble during your visit.

Please note: all tickets must be pre-booked, including annual pass holders.

Admission Prices

All tickets must be booked in advance. 

  • Adults: £10.00
  • Seniors: £9.00
  • Young People (17 – 26): £7.50
  • Disabled (carer free): £7.50
  • NHS workers: £5.00
  • Job Seekers: £5.00
  • Children (6-16, under 6s free): £5.00
  • Families (2 adults and up to 3 children): £25.00
  • Families (1 adult and up to 3 children): £15.00
  • Art Fund Members: £5.00

Unfortunately, due to social distancing measures, we are not currently able to offer free garden admission.

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.

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


Find us

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

Visit our Find Us page to plan your visit. 


Virtual Tour

Check out our 360° virtual tour before you visit.


The village of Chawton

There is much to discover throughout the village of Chawton.

Visit our Chawton page to find out more.


For Families

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



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 WC 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.