Welcome to our new website!

Jane Austen’s House announces newly acquired collections objects on our new website - complete with virtual “object introductions”

Jane Austen’s House is using its new website to allow the public a sneak peek at newly acquired objects in its collection while our doors are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The collection items are introduced via short films narrated by Collections and Interpretation Manager Sophie Reynolds; they introduce the viewer to a jilted fiancée, Austen family friends, and a modern tribute to Mr Darcy. Watch them here.

The new website was funded by a generous Resilient Heritage grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and was created by the team at Open Cultu.re. It is a clean, modern and beautiful new site, that we hope will make it easier for visitors to learn more about Jane Austen’s House, and to keep up to date with our collections, news and events.

The new site incorporates the House’s new branding, also made possible through NHLF funding.

Sophie Reynolds said: “We have had the privilege to work over the past year with top branding agency Pentagram, who have donated their time and creativity to develop the new brand, look and feel for Jane Austen’s House – inspired by Jane’s own handwriting and the vibrant colours found in the House itself. You can see more of it in situ at the House when we re-open. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able – but in the meantime we are looking forward to sharing more highlights from the collection with you here!”