Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire, is the house where Jane Austen lived and wrote. It is the most treasured Austen site in the world.
It was from this house that Jane Austen wrote, edited and published all her major works: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. The house was owned by Jane Austen's brother Edward who offered the house to his mother and sisters rent-free for life. Jane lived in the house from 1809 with her mother, sister Cassandra and friend Martha Lloyd for eight years of her life until shortly before her death in 1817.
The museum is a Grade 1 listed building and one of the most important literary sites in the world, holding a wonderful collection of objects and personal belongings of Jane and her family. Visitors can explore the gardens and learn about Jane's life through exhibitions and displays in the very rooms that Jane lived in. The site also has a shop to browse and pick up some Austen related souvenirs.
Tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase excluding special event days. ID will be required on return with your original ticket. If you have time, use your ticket to visit Chawton House, the 'Great House' where Jane's brother Edward lived.
For more information visit www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk
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