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The Jane Austen Centre

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The Jane Austen Centre
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The Jane Austen Centre features a permanent exhibition that tells the story of Bath's most famous resident, the author Jane Austen. It explores the effect that living in the Georgian city had on her life and writing. There is a delightful Giftshop...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
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+44 1225 443000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was weird. It started off promising when a woman dressed in period clothing welcomed us into a room with seating. But she preceded to read what could only be the Wikipedia page on Jane. We then went downstairs where we shown copies of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a tour guide I was looking for places where I could take groups in case of inclement weather. The staff were very generous indeed and extremely helpful. I was given a very quick tour around the centre by a lady dressed in Georgian clothes,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner went to the Jane Austen centre earlier today and it was amazing our tour guide did a brilliant job at telling us all about the history of the Austen family and he even threw in a few jokes. We loved how...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chloe P
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Chloe, I'm thrilled that you had a marvellous time with us. Thank you for your glowing review of our Centre and its costumed team. It's great that you took in all we have to offer here and made sure to take a trip to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

As a die hard Jane Austen fan, this was a must see for me, and it certainly did not disappoint. Various aspects of Jane's life and works are covered, and the guides clearly enjoyed their jobs. I thought it was all very well done.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ThoughtsFromAPage
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear ThoughtsFromAPage, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the Centre and found it to be a "must see" that "did not disappoint". You're quite right when you say that our costumed guides really enjoy their jobs! Talking about Jane all day with fellow enthusiasts and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Step back in time - this place is a must if you are a Jane Austen fan - please pay extra for the tour! Really special

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Giselle1960
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Giselle1960, Thank you for your lovely five-star review. I'm so glad that you found the Centre and the tour to be a must. With very best wishes, Mary

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of four adults, one a young man from Australia in search of history. We stopped here because of our interest in Jane Austen. The coffee and cake was overpriced, but that was expected. The house, however, is too small to accommodate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Stuart A
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Stuart, Thank you for coming to visit us at the Jane Austen Centre, and for taking the time to write us a review following your time with us. I'm sorry that you felt the coffee and cake to be overpriced. We source our cakes...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this. The host was very informative and funny! obviously loves his job and has all the quirky tidbits to make the introductory talk and the walk through the museum a fun and interesting adventure. Especially for Jane Austen fans! A dress up for photo...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 261DARCY
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear 261DARCY, Thank you for your lovely review. I’m so pleased that you had such a wonderful time with your costumed guide and I hope that we’ll see you again in the future. With very best wishes, Mary

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know some people come here expecting to see the exact house Jane Austen lived in or some of her actual possessions, and are disappointed, but a visit to their website would have told them what to actually expect! If you want that experience, you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peachdaquiri16
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Peachdaquiri16, I'm so glad that you came hoping to find out more about Jane's life and times (especially her experiences in Bath) and had such a marvellous time. As you say, our Centre is a house which is very nearby (on the same road...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, there is nothing more odious (in review world) to me than reading a review of an attraction written by someone who chose not to actually visit the attraction. Please disregard "Not for us" and see this attraction on its own merits as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FineMind
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear FineMind, Thank you for your wonderful words, and especially for reviewing our Centre having visited and made sure to fully experience what we have to offer. I was delighted to read that you felt welcomed right away as our costumed guides (and our famous...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to The Jane Austen Centre, not really knowing what we would find, but at least expecting to see something historical and worthwhile, in our opinion. Instead we walked into a smallish sort of area confronted by what appeared to be a shop, dressed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dimitris L
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dimitris L, I'm sorry that you didn't feel that the Centre was for you. We have lots of things to offer our guests which give an insight into the era in which Jane lived and wrote. These include writing with quill and ink, newspaper...More

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AuraUk
17 August 2018|
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Response from hayoliver | Reviewed this property |
yes near the francis hotel
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firang
9 May 2018|
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As far as I know, there are no combination tickets.
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shootingstar09
21 April 2017|
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Response from JACentre | Property representative |
We recommend about an hour, but it depends how long you want to spend with us. There's no time limit and are more than welcome to stay with us for as long as you like!
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