Jane Austen's House Museum has reopened for the year. Open daily from today, Friday 3 March, we will be marking the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death with special exhibitions and events.
In addition to seeing the newly decorated Drawing and Family Rooms, hung with replica wallpapers constructed from fragments dating to Austen's time (read more here), visitors to the museum will this year experience a brand new exhibition:
Jane Austen in 41 Objects
200 years after her death, Jane Austen in 41 Objects is a celebration of Jane Austen’s life. Jane was only 41 years old when she died in 1817, and Jane Austen in 41 Objects tells the story of her life and legacy with reference to 41 different objects in the Jane Austen’s House Museum collection.
Jane Austen in 41 Objects takes the form of an evolving exhibition at the Museum from Friday 3 March alongside a series of online posts by guest writers published weekly throughout this bicentenary year. Each object and accompanying text explores a different aspect of Jane Austen’s life and work.
The story begins online at www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk on Friday 10 March and finishes on Friday 15 December, one day before Jane Austen’s birthday.
Details on bicentenary events will be published shortly. For more details on Museum opening times and admissions, please go to our VISIT US page.