Jane Austen’s House
In the heart of Hampshire, in the village of Chawton, is Jane Austen’s House – the only house where Jane lived and wrote that is open to the public as a museum.
Jane spent eight years of her life, from 1809, in this delightful cottage in Hampshire. She revised three manuscripts, wrote three new novels during this time, and started one book that was never to be finished. Jane left the cottage in May 1817 to move closer to her physician, and passed away a few months later. The museum has been opened to the public since 1949.
Today the museum tells the story of Jane’s life at the cottage and the novels she wrote there. You can explore Jane’s home and the artefacts housed in it, and the peaceful cottage garden. There is also a Learning Centre with interactive exhibits for all the family.
The museum is open daily between 10am – 5pm, with last entry at 4.30pm, and has a shop onsite with a large selection of souvenirs and Jane Austen’s literature.
Jane’s house is just 30 minutes’ drive from The Station House.