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‘I went up to the Great House between 3 & 4, & dawdled away an hour very comfortably.’ Jane Austen, 1814
Walk in Jane Austen’s footsteps as you visit the ‘Great House’ owned by her brother Edward where she spent much of her time. Find out more
‘We four sweet Brothers & Sisters dine today at the Great House. Is not that quite natural?’ Jane Austen, 1815
See the table where Jane Austen dined with her family, and view her brother’s suit, travel journal and portrait. Plan your visit
‘Edward is very well and enjoys himself as well as any Hampshire born Austen can desire. – He talks of making a new Garden…’ Jane Austen, 1815
Our gardens include eighteenth-century features such as the Walled Kitchen Garden built by Edward Austen. Plan your visit
From children’s workshops and estate rambles, to exhibitions and evening talks, there is something for everyone in our events programme. Find out more
Enjoy tea and cake in our Old Kitchen tearoom and soak up the atmosphere of what was once the hub of the servants’ wing. Plan your visit
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Monday 26th March 2018 to Friday 7th December 2018

Exhibition: 'The art of freezing the blood'

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Looking After Roses

Jane Austen's Great House
We are launching Reimagining Jane Austen’s ‘Great House’, an appeal to secure the future of this important historic and literary landmark.
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17th April 2018

Tales from the garden: April

Monthly garden update: April Garden Manager Andrew looks for ways to brighten the grounds during the April showers. Wet weather and me don’t make good

4th April 2018

What do you know about female literary friendships?

Back in October 2017, we welcomed two writers and friends to Chawton House to give an evening talk about their co-authored book, A Secret Sisterhood.

20th March 2018

Putting Forgotten Manuscripts in Plain “Site”

Bluestocking Elizabeth Sarah Wilmot’s Poems Meet 21st-Century Technology  by Grace Chen and Ann Cheng What do you get when an 18th-century British woman writer’s poems