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Jane Austen's House

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Address: Jane Austens House Winchester Road, Alton GU34 1SD, England
Phone Number: +44 1420 83262
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10:30 - 16:30
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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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Absolute must for Jane Austen fans

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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Brighton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jane Austens home is set in the picturesque village of Chawton .The museum is very good and the guides are very knowledgeable 2.5 hours whizzed by in know time we then enjoyed a walk around the village I would recommend looking out for St Nicolas church.

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Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable, informative, interesting for all ages with some interactive activities. Engaging guides

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think it would be tue to say you will visit again if able, there is a lot to see and read and it is possible to miss things. The staff are so enthusiastic and will willingly share their time with you

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

Not just the original house to wander around but the gardens too. Friendly staff and plenty of information to keep you absorbed for a couple of hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It is a very interesting place to visit, (not just for ladies). The garden is beautiful and the staff very helpful. There is also a very sleepy cat!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very friendly staff and interesting and lovely house. The exhibits on show were also excellent. One point to note - you may have problems finding somewhere to park to visit the house. There were a lot of Police cones deployed on the streets to stop parking.

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