For Families  

A haven for children


Jane Austen’s House Museum in the picturesque Hampshire village of Chawton provides the perfect day out for families of all ages


There are a wealth of things for kids (and big kids!) to see and do at Jane Austen's charming village home and garden:


  • Follow an activity trail
  • Dress up in Regency style clothes
  • Play hide and seek in the garden
  • Make your very own lavender bag
  • Try your hand at writing with a quill
  • Play with traditional garden games
  • Borrow a rug and relax with a picnic
  • Browse the Gift Shop for goodies
  • Join in with special seasonal activities

There is also much to discover throughout the village of Chawton.

Explore the beautiful surrounding parkland and let off steam in the village play area; take a trip to Chawton House (the house that belonged to Jane Austen's brother) and explore their gardens; stop off at St Nicholas Church where the graves of Jane Austen's mother and sister are located, as well as a statue of Jane Austen; or follow one of the walks and trails that wind through the village and surrounding area.

Facilities and amenities


Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in Jane Austen's cottage garden and picnic rugs are on hand if you forget to pack yours. 

Family-friendly dining options are also available in the village; Cassandra's CupThe Greyfriar Pub are across the road and The Old Kitchen Tearoom at Chawton House is just a short walk from Jane Austen's House. Please check their websites for opening times and more information.

Free parking is provided in the public car park opposite the Museum beyond the pub car park.

An accessible WC with baby changing facilities is available on site and, of course, breastfeeding is welcome. ​

Across the road from the Museum is a beautiful parkland area with a playground and picnic benches

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the Museum garden.

Tickets last for a whole year


Family tickets are available at Jane Austen's House Museum and all of our tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase, excluding special event days.


That is a lot of days out for the price of one! 


On your return simply present your ticket along with a form of ID.


Images credit: Rob Stothard for Jane Austen's House Museum

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Chawton, Hampshire
GU34 1SD
Tel: 01420 83262


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*Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase, excluding special event days. On your return

 please present your ticket along with a form of ID.