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...

10 Oct 2019

Jane Austen’s House Museum welcomed celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh today to plant the Chawton Cottage rose in the House’s garden. The rose was specially developed by Harkness Roses to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Jane Austen’s House Museum opening to the public and debuted at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

After a brief introduction from Museum Director, Mary Guyatt, Mr Titchmarsh planted the Chawton Cottage r...

Departure of Dr Mary Guyatt, Director

It is with mixed feelings that we announce the forthcoming departure of Mary Guyatt who has been Curator and more recently Director of Jane Austen’s House Museum since 2013. 

While sad to see her leave, we are delighted that her skills have been recognised in her appointment to the prestigious and high-profile London-based post of Heritage and Collections Lead on the Restoration and Renewal...

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