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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 5th March 2018 to Wednesday 21st March 2018

Exhibition: Pens, Paintbrushes & Pioneers: Portrait of a Woman Writer

Monday 26th March 2018 to Friday 7th December 2018

Exhibition: 'The art of freezing the blood'

Tuesday 27th March 2018

Lifting and Dividing Perennial Plants

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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Help us to keep the house, grounds and library going today. Donate now
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North American Friends can donate here.

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28th February 2018

Tales from the garden: February

Monthly garden update: February As this snow-laden and snowdrop February comes to a close, Garden Manager Andrew looks forward to the new visitor season. February

19th February 2018

'The Journal of Louisa Lushington' (1821-1822)

The Journal of Louisa Lushington' (1821-1822) has just arrived from the printers and will be available for £10 from the shop when we open on

13th February 2018

A New Jane Austen Course on Future Learn

Jane Austen went from being a moderately successful anonymous novelist in her own time to a global celebrity in ours. Over the last year, Executive