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Jane Austen's House Museum

Jane Austen's House Museum, Winchester Road, Chawton GU34 1SD, England
+44 1420 83262
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Absolutely brilliant!

I'm a massive fan of Jane Austen and have been to the museum in Bath. I decided to use a few hours... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
emma_kristine
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Headley, United Kingdom
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Fabulous

There is always something new to learn. Although having read some of Jane Austen's work it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
marple5
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton is the house where Jane Austen lived and wrote. It is the most treasured Austen site in the world. It was in this house that Jane's genius flourished and where she wrote, revised and had published all her major works.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Jane Austen's House Museum, Winchester Road, Chawton GU34 1SD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a massive fan of Jane Austen and have been to the museum in Bath. I decided to use a few hours I had to myself, to visit the museum. It's located in a beautiful village (with nice tea shops to enjoy after). The house...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is always something new to learn. Although having read some of Jane Austen's work it was extremely interesting to learn more about the author herself. It was wonderful to visit her home where she did her now famous novels. We had not known that...More

Thank marple5
Reviewed 29 November 2017

For Janeites worldwide, the Jane Austen's House Museum is the topmost pilgrimage site, being the cottage where Jane Austen lived in the most productive period of her short life. Numerous precious memorabilia reminiscent of the Austen family, and celebrating JA's life are here on exhibit,...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

I'm aware of Jane Austin and her place in literary history. But I have to say that I've never read any of her books, not even one paragraph, and have never seen the associated films. But - I enjoyed the visit to this house and...More

1  Thank KWUK
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Really good to see the house she did her writing in and what was for a large part of her life, her family's home. The film did a great job of explaining her writing and the single woman's predicament in those times, financially! I got...More

Thank mconnor042
Reviewed 19 November 2017

A very nice intimate place where it is accessible by foot from the train station. Along the way there are some nice pubs but it is the actual countryside itself which gives the beautiful feelings of anticipation that hints that the Austen estate is within...More

Thank CriscrisMicone
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Jane Austen sadly died in December 1817 at the early age of 43 of Addison`s disease in nearby Winchester Hospital. She is buried rightly so in Winchester Cathedral.As a visit to the Brontes`s parsonage at Haworth earlier this year showed early deaths were not unusual...More

Thank DAVIDMS20050
Reviewed 17 November 2017

To call this place a museum is to deprive it of its intimacy. It has been lovingly restored, with great attention to detail - the wonderful wallpapers have been accurately replicated - and feels like the home it once was. To be within touching distance...More

2  Thank DianeKn
Reviewed 17 November 2017

A delightful place, not huge, full of creaking floorboards and so English. A word of caution, just be aware if you have mobility issues, as there are uneven surfaces and stairs. The staff are lovely and knowledgeable.

Thank juliedabnor
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I’m a big Jane Austen fan and I was not disappointed when visiting. I was very excited to be able to walk where Jane walked, see the tiny table that she actually wrote all of her novels on, and the bedroom that she shared with...More

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Pompeyjack
19 July 2017|
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Response from kandj1381 | Reviewed this property |
We spent 3 hours but I read every piece of information and enjoyed a cuppa in the garden... plus the short walk to the church. Enjoy your visit. Ken.
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Katbabe
9 April 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth S | Reviewed this property |
yes - travelodge just on western edge of Alton - has no restaurant attached, but take aways and eating pubs just into Alton - less than a mile - on bus route, but we had a car so don't know about frequency. Chawton itself... More
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Catherine H
14 March 2017|
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Response from JaneAHM | Property representative |
Hi Catherine. The museum is indeed open. We look forward to welcoming you.
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