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Jane Austen's House - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Address: JWinchester Road, Chawton GU34 1SD, England
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+44 1420 83262
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:30
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This museum is housed in a charming red-brick 17th-century building that...

This museum is housed in a charming red-brick 17th-century building that was home to Jane Austen and her family from 1809 to 1817, and the site where she wrote some of her popular novels.

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This was such a treat. I had thought that it would be a short visit with not a great deal to see but in fact the presentation and information was so absorbing we stayed a long... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was such a treat. I had thought that it would be a short visit with not a great deal to see but in fact the presentation and information was so absorbing we stayed a long time. The garden is lovely and we sat there for a while reading up on the background as to how Jane came to be... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such an interesting place to visit and you get a real feel of how it was to live in this period of time. A real historic gem, a must have visit for any Jane Austin fan, beautiful garden in the summer

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eastney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went some time back..lovely atmosphere, poignant story about janes demise and fascinating to see the topaz crosses that she and her sister were given by brother who found a sponsor and lived at the big house

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We toured Jane Austen's house for the afternoon. This is not a big house, but it is very well presented and gives the visitor so much information about Jane Austen and her family. It really is a treat. There are very nice gardens attached to the house, also.

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Billericay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Sensitively presented aspects of life of Jane Austen. Piano similar to one Jane Austen owned -can be played by visitors. Helpful guides in some rooms. Interesting introductory film, and goodcshop. Activities for young people, but not really appropriate for small children, as you would expect. Would go again.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Went to visit the house today with American family members . All had a really enjoyable visit . Playing the part and dressing up with the clothes provided and making cards and lavender bags ( a small donation asked for ) very informative visit and we all enjoyed . Even the gardens on a bright crisp winters day . A... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

If you are remotely a fan of Jane Austen's novels, you must visit Jane Austen's House museum. It's where she lived the later years of her life and revised and wrote her later novels. It shows the modest way in which she lived in a very authentic manner. 2017 will be a big year, as it's 200 years since she... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

My husband and I took our Aunty who hadn't been to visit before. We all thought the experience was lovely, it is so nice to see this sort of history right on our doorsteps. You could just soak up the atmosphere as you walked around. Not as much to see as other houses but well worth the visit. Will take... More 

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Camperdown, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

While the collection held at the house didn't seem particularly extensive what was there was worth going for. The front counter staff were very friendly however the others gave the impression that our age surprised them so didn't really approach us to assist. It was quite interesting to see all the translated versions of the various novels and I managed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Its wonderful to be able to walk through the house where Jane Austen wrote her most famous novels - they even have the table where she sat to write. Staff are without exception helpful, charming and knowledgeable. They all seem to love the house. Lovely little pub opposite for a light meal.

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