Following several years of anticipation, the Bank of England has issued the new Jane Austen £10 note into general circulation.
Jane Austen’s House Museum is asking you to #BringJaneHome by donating your Jane Austen £10 notes to Jane’s Fund, a fund set up to help restore and protect Austen’s precious home following this important bicentenary year.
You can celebrate Jane Austen’s life and support the restoration of her home by:
Please avoid sending £10 notes in the post. For details of how to donate by cheque or through Just Giving, please visit the Jane's Fund page.
Jane Austen’s House Museum is the house where Jane Austen lived and wrote her six novels and is the most treasured Austen site in the world. It was her home for the last eight years of her life and where she completed all her celebrated works, sitting at the small walnut writing table, now on display in the Dining Parlour.
We have made every effort to take great care of Jane’s precious home but time takes its toll and recent surveys have revealed that vital building repairs are required to ensure that the fabric of the Grade I Listed house does not deteriorate further. The house is also home to a roosting bat population meaning all work must be planned and approved to conservation standards.
We urgently need your help to enable us to secure the house where Jane created Emma Woodhouse and Mr Knightley and perfected Elizabeth Bennet, Mr Darcy, Catherine Morland and the Dashwoods. From replacing the roof tiles to major structural work on the bowing front wall, your donation can help us protect the house for future generations.
Share a photo of yourself with your #NewTenPoundNote on social media and pledge to #BringJaneHome.