COVID-19 UPDATE: Following the latest Government announcement, we are sad to say that the House, Gardens and Tearoom are closed and will not re-open until the new season in 2021 (February, depending on restrictions).

The tea shed and parkland remain open. More info.

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Wednesday 2nd December 2020 to Sunday 28th February 2021

Familiar Traces: stories from the Knight family library

Saturday 16th January 2021

Weekend brunch at the Parkland Pantry

Sunday 17th January 2021

Weekend brunch at the Parkland Pantry

Saturday 23rd January 2021

Weekend brunch at the Parkland Pantry

Jane Austen Garden Trail

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2nd January 2021

Treasured Austen family heirloom returns home

Chawton House acquires a rare first edition of Jane Austen’s favourite poet William Cowper's Poems – the copy that was in her brother’s library, which she repeatedly visited. Thanks to

3rd December 2020

Christmas at Chawton House

Chawton House reopens for the festive season with a new garden lights trail and Christmas exhibition  Following the end of England’s second national Lockdown, Chawton

9th October 2020

We've received a lifeline grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund!

Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Chawton House have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Grants