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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Jane Austen’s House is currently scaffolded to allow for vital restoration work to the roof. The House remains open as per our Autumn/Winter opening hours – see below for details.

Read more about our roof restoration. 

Click here to book your tickets!

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.

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

Autumn / Winter Opening

Please see below for details of our Autumn / Winter opening hours:

December
The House will be dressed for Christmas and open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm, excluding 25th/26th December. The House will be open during the festive season on 29th, 30th and 31st December. Please note: we will be closing early on New Year’s Eve (31st) with the last timed admission at 1pm.

January
The House will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm, excluding 1st/2nd January.

**Our special, multi-sensory exhibition ‘Six Winters’: scenes from Jane Austen’s Life & Imagination will run throughout December and January. Included in House admission. Fun family trail available! Pick up a copy on arrival or download and print at home.** 

Please pre-book admission tickets, even if you are an annual pass holder.

We ask that you please wear a face covering whilst in the House.  We have disposable face masks available if you forget yours. Thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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

Please book tickets in advance. 

  • Adults: £12.00
  • Seniors: £11.00
  • Young People (17 – 26): £9.00
  • Disabled (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

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.

Plan your visit

Find all the information you need to help plan your visit here.

 

Find us

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

Visit our Find Us page to plan your visit. 

 

Gift Shop

In our Gift Shop, we stock a unique selection of Jane Austen gifts, including books, jewellery, stationery and homeware. The shop is open to everyone, not just ticket holders, so do pop in for a browse. There may be a short wait to enter the shop in order to maintain social distancing. A selection of our favourite products are now available to buy online. All profits go towards supporting the House.

 

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

 

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 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.