COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Chawton House, Gardens and Tearoom are currently closed to the public. Read the latest statement here.
Lockdown Literary Festival
Catch up on 3 days of literary heaven, consisting of talks, discussions and workshops which were broadcast on 15-17 May. Find out more
Lockdown Digital Programme
Chawton House Creating is our brand new digital programme inspired by the house, garden and our collection to keep you all entertained and creative during lockdown. Explore

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Monday 2nd March 2020 to Wednesday 30th December 2020

Online Exhibition: Man Up!

Jane Austen Garden Trail

Browse beautiful gifts and souvenirs in the online shop.

Quill broach
Donate today to help Chawton House stage a vibrant digital programme during closure.
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Discover tales of extraordinary women in our 2020 exhibition Man Up! now online.

The ‘Reading with Austen’ website.

This site digitally recreates of the Library of Godmersham Park, as Jane Austen would have seen it. Click here to explore the Library, and here to read the blog.

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31st May 2020

Announcing our 'best in show' winner!

We had some great entries for our 'best in show' Instagram competition, but there can only be one winner... And that winner is  @choprakathy whose

28th May 2020

Virtual Garden Festival

Catching Up Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with this wonderful weekend of talks and discussions. We hope we've brought a little

28th May 2020

Virtual Garden Festival - Saturday

Saturday Schedule Time (BST) Speaker Event 11:00 Claire Thurlow Claire Thurlow is a writer and writing coach who is passionate about helping people who have