22 Jan 2020

Jane Austen’s House is delighted to announce that Laura Wade, Olivier Award-winning playwright and screenwriter and her partner, actor and theatre director Samuel West will be our joint Ambassadors for 2020.

Wade’s play The Watsons, a witty adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished story of the same name, was first produced at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre in 2018, directed by West. Following a successful transfer to the Menier Cho...

In the week that we say #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players, we are also concluding the delivery of our five-year Jane Austen Bicentenary Collecting Project, a project which was funded with a £191,600 grant awarded under the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Collecting Cultures scheme.

This project has been truly transformational for Jane Austen’s House and here are just some of its highlights:

  • We have secured seven tr...

Following their tour around the United States where they visited and presented at various Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) branches, Museum Trustee, Martyn Dell and Collections Volunteer, Sue Dell share stories of their travels:

We have recently returned from our fourth Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) conference in Colonial Willamsburg, Virginia, which was attended by around 850 people and was an outsta...

23 Oct 2019

Jane Austen’s House Museum is launching a fundraising appeal to restore its historic roof, giving the public the opportunity to help secure the House for the future. Last renovated in 1948, its roof is in need of major repairs and the Museum is asking for individuals to sponsor a roof tile, at £15 each or whatever they can personally afford. A special Roof Donations Register containing the names of donors or their nominees wil...

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