Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we have taken the difficult decision to close Jane Austen's House to visitors until further notice, and to cancel some upcoming events. We will continue to monitor the situation and guidelines closely and will make further changes if the need arises.
Our staff and volunteers will be working remotely, as well as carrying out regular checks and periodic works onsite to ensure that the safety of the House is maintained throughout, so we can welcome visitors back as soon as possible.
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We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able.
Please stay well and safe,
All of us at Jane Austen's House
We are open 7 days a week, according to the following seasonal hours:
February - May: 10.30 - 16.30
June - August: 10.00 - 17.00
September - December*: 10.30 - 16.30
*Excludes 24, 25 and 26 December when the Museum is closed.
Please note: last admission is 30 minutes prior to our advertised closing time.
Planned Closure Days:
We will keep you informed of any upcoming planned closure days.
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.
Young People (17 – 26) £7.00
Disabled (carer free) £4.00
Job Seekers £4.00
Children (6-16, under 6s free) £4.00
Families (2 adults and up to 3 children) £22.00
Families (1 adult and up to 3 children) £15.00
Art Fund Members £4.50
Garden Ticket Free
Group Admissions**: £7.50 - £8.00 per person
*Concessions: we may request evidence of eligibility for our concessionary rates.
**Groups: groups of between 10 and 50 people must be booked in advance. For more information on making a group booking, please visit our Group Visits page.
Length of Visit: Different visitors take different amounts of time to enjoy their visit. Some visitors spend all day with us, while others make a quick visit on their way elsewhere. We do not undertake guided tours so the length of your visit is entirely up to you.
However, we suggest allowing one and a half hours to give you enough time to explore the house and all it has to offer as well as taking time to enjoy the garden.
The Village of Chawton: The Museum is located in the quintessentially English village of Chawton in Hampshire. There is much to discover throughout the village including: beautiful parkland with a play area, Chawton House (the house that belonged to Jane Austen's brother), St Nicholas Church where the graves of Jane Austen's mother and sister are located, as well as a statue of Jane Austen. There are several walks and trails also to be followed in the village and surrounding area.
Refreshments: Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the Museum garden or neighbouring parkland. For refreshments in the village there are three options; Cassandra's Cup, The Greyfriar Pub and The Old Kitchen Tearoom at Chawton House . Please check their websites for opening times and more information.
Dogs: Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the Museum. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the Museum garden.
Chawton House Ticket Offer
Chawton House is a short stroll from Jane Austen's House Museum. This route was taken by Jane to visit the 'Great House' that was once owned by her brother Edward. Save £1 off on same day entry to Chawton House by presenting your Jane Austen's House Museum ticket on arrival.
Jane Austen's House Museum
Jane Austen's House Museum is located in the rural village of Chawton near the town of Alton in Hampshire. The historic city of Winchester is just over 15 miles to the south west of the village, and the market town of Farnham is 10 miles to the west.
Jane Austen's House Museum and the village of Chawton are just off the A31 at the A31/A32 roundabout near the town of Alton.
Free parking is provided in the public car park opposite the Museum beyond the pub car park.
South Western Railway operate a regular service between London Waterloo and Alton, which is just 2 miles from the Museum. A taxi service can be found at the station in Alton for the onward journey.
It is now easier than ever to visit Jane Austen’s House Museum by public transport with an easy to follow walking guide from a nearby bus stop.
The number 64 Stagecoach service runs daily between Alton train station and Winchester (Broadway), while the number 38 service from Petersfield to Alton offers a less frequent alternative option stopping directly outside the Museum in Chawton.
Check our our dedicated page for families to discover everything on offer at Jane Austen’s House Museum. Trails for children are available throughout the year, and special seasonal activities are available at certain times. Children (and adults!) may enjoy dressing up in Regency style clothes, writing with a quill pen, playing Regency garden games or making a lavender bag.
Jane Austen's House Museum is an historic property with low doorways and uneven surfaces underfoot.
The ground floor and outbuildings at the Museum are fully accessible and we have an accessible WC with baby changing facilities.
Unfortunately, the upstairs of the main house is currently only accessible by climbing an historic wooden staircase.
Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the Museum.
Disabled parking is available, please ask in the shop for assistance or telephone 01420 83262 on arrival.
Roof Works, October 2019
We will be undertaking remedial works to our historic roof beginning on 10 October and lasting for up to two weeks. During this time we will fit snowguards to key areas of the roof. Although a temporary measure, the snow guards will remain in place indefinitely whilst we fundraise to refurbish the entire roof, in order to maintain safe public access to the building.
The Museum will remain open as normal throughout these works. If you wish to play a part in the restoration of Jane's roof you can sponsor a roof tile here.
Ticket Terms and Conditions
Tickets give 12 months unlimited entry from the visit date printed on the ticket, excluding special events.
Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded (in whole or in part) after purchase.
Lost tickets cannot be replaced under any circumstances.
Original tickets only – photocopies will not be accepted.
Tickets must not be sold or resold and are non-transferable. You may be asked for ID to match the name on your ticket, if you are unable to provide matching ID, JAHM reserves the right to refuse entry.
Tickets must not be laminated.
Tickets purchased as part of a group visit, complimentary tickets or any tickets purchased using an offer or voucher count as single entry only and do not receive 12 months entry.
We reserve the right to change or update the terms and conditions, opening times and admission prices at any time.
Gift Aid Terms and Conditions:
The entrance fee becomes a voluntary donation - it is a one-off donation made on the date of your receipt.
You are only giving Gift Aid on entrances for the number of people in your household.
You are agreeing that you are a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or
Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than on the total amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations, it is your responsibility to pay any difference.
You understand that the Government legislation on Gift Aid insists that the donation cannot be repaid or refunded under any circumstances including, but not limited to: the event of bad weather, cancellation of an exhibition, or a short/cancelled visit.
You have the right to cancel, in writing, your donation within 30 days of the date of your original receipt. Jane Austen’s House Museum complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and does not share your information with any third parties except HMRC for processing your donation.
2 for 1 and other offer vouchers are not valid for use with any other offer.
Vouchers are for use by individuals and are not valid for group entry.
2 for 1 entry applies to standard adult rates only, and one voucher gives free admission to one person only.
Vouchers must be redeemed on entry.
Vouchers must be within date.
No more than 2 vouchers can be redeemed in any one transaction.
Admission to the garden of Jane Austen's House Museum is free of charge.
Admission may be restricted on special event days when activities, such as theatrical or music performances, are taking place in the garden.
Admission may be restricted at times when the site is busy and the museum capacity numbers have been exceeded.