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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 here. 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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Sunday 25th February 2018

National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Day

Monday 5th March 2018 to Wednesday 21st March 2018

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

Saturday 10th March 2018

Floristry Workshop

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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2nd January 2018

Burney Society UK Research Bursary

The Burney Society UK is very pleased to invite applications for a Research Bursary for the 2017-18 academic year. The Bursary is open to a

13th December 2017

Take a virtual tour of our 2017 exhibitions.

In the latest edition of the Jane Austen Society of North America online journal 'Persuasions On-line' you can take a virtual tour of our two

5th December 2017

BARS Chawton House Travel Bursary

All scholars working on Romantic-Period women’s writing are invited to apply for the 2018 BARS Chawton House Travel Bursary.  The BARS Executive Committee has established