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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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40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful visit in the Jane Austen Center. The guides were informative and the displays were also so helpful. I love Austen, but learned so much more about her and her times.

Thank Eclipsegroupie
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely little museum where the staff dress up in period costume and talk informatively about the life and times of Jane. The storytellers are so enthusiastic and know their subject well. There is a chance to try your hand at writing with a quill or...More

Thank Yvonne W
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Yvonne, Thank you for your visit and for your lovely feedback. Our costumed tour guides (though storytellers is a description they'd love as well; as we're all story-lovers and bookworms here!) are keen to share all they can about Jane's novels, Georgian/Regency Bath, and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are a Jane Austen fan, I would give it a 10/10. First seeing the different portraits of the family and Jane and having them explained in relation to her work—surely I could have gotten the same information elsewhere, but having them all lined...More

Thank jackie_in_hong_kong
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Jackie, Giving us a "10/10" for Austen fans and a five-star review is wonderful! Thank you very much for your kind words following your visit, and your thorough review. It's a shame that you couldn't stay with us for longer (some guests can be...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a huge fan of literature, I was very excited to visit this museum, and it did not disappoint. The staff are all dressed in period clothing, which makes it really atmospheric, and there is a bit in the museum where you can also dress...More

Thank olzi9991
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear olzi9991, Thank you very much for coming to visit us at the Jane Austen Centre, and, of course, for your glowing review following your time with us. I hope you also had time to visit our Regency Tearooms as well? They're located on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly, this center is in a home that Austen never lived in while she was in Bath. However, it gave a good overview of her life and her work. The first part of the tour is with a guide and the last part of the...More

Thank DebraAnn55
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear DebraAnn55, Thank you for your lovely feedback. I have to say, I also had a new-found appreciation for my biros following my first experience with writing with a quill - it's highly enjoyable, but certainly not so easy! With my best wishes, Mary

Reviewed 1 week ago

The four of us always wanted to visit this museum when we were in Bath. This was our first opportunity but in no way was it worth the entrance money. Whist I will accept that the young lady who gave the introductory talk knew her...More

Thank Edward R
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Edward, Thank you for coming to see us and taking the time to write a review following your visit. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit and felt the information about Jane and her family to be interesting and informative, but I'm sorry that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My teen and I came here on a Sunday in August about an hour before closing. It wasn't too busy although it wasn't empty. We didn't have time to have tea there which would have been fun (top floor). The place is well run, and...More

Thank RainSeattleMom
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear RainSeattleMom, Thank you for your lovely feedback and high praise of our staff. "Kind and helpful" is precisely what we all strive to be here! I'm sorry that you didn't have longer to spend with us; but perhaps we can see you again if...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although Jane Austen stayed in a number of different apartments in Bath, this one holds the claim to be the most frequented. A small venue with all guides and staff in period costume. We learnt a lot about Jane that fed into her works. You...More

Thank Jacqueline_de_Broise
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jacqueline, Thank you for such a lovely review of the Jane Austen Centre. I'm delighted that you had such a good time with us and really got involved in the many interactive elements of our exhibition. As you say, Jane Austen stayed in a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, I would like to thanks the staff for being so friendly and funny. Thanks to the young gentleman james as Jane's ccharacter Mr Willoughby, the visit was such more fun. I think the place is a little expensive for a poor content....More

Thank Farrah H
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Farrah, Thank you for coming to see us and taking the time to leave us a Trip Advisor review following your visit. I'll make sure to pass your praise onto our Mr Willoughby - he'll be thrilled! I'm sorry that you felt that £12...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable if you like Austen. Nice dressing up section and information regarding Austen and Bath. Would like to have seen more authentic items relating to Austen, her family or her books. £12 for an adult. Maybe a bit steep if you aren't interested.More

Thank chikwan9803
JACentre, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear chikwan9803, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We regularly update and add to the Centre to provide the very best experience for our visitors so it's good to hear your thoughts. In addition to providing a wide range of interactive exhibitions and in-depth information...More

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As far as I know, there are no combination tickets.
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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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