One of the main aims of our plan to reimagine Jane Austen’s ‘Great House’ is to increase and widen the impact of our charity. To take stock on our impact so far, we have produced an Impact Report for 2014-2016. This includes key statistics on how many people we have reached through our different activities and we are delighted to share this with our supporters.

Highlights from the report include…

  • 1,123 school pupils came on educational school trips organised in partnership with Jane Austen’s House Museum.
  • 716 students at tertiary level enjoyed educational visits learning about the house and the collection.
  • We were awarded the five-year Sandford Award for Heritage Education in 2008, 2012 and 2017.
  • 108 Visiting Fellows came to study here from the UK, Ireland, Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
  • We organised 72 events related to the Library’s unique collection including 16 international conferences, as well as afternoon and evening talks, music recitals and performances.
  • 61 volunteers helped to deliver our work, including giving tours, stewarding events, cataloguing books and carrying out book conservation.
  • We tripled our visitor numbers, gained Visit England accreditation & were awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

You can read the full report here or download it using the link below:

Impact Report 2014-2016