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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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Monday 20th March 2017 to Sunday 4th June 2017

Exhibition: The 'Incomparable' Eliza Haywood

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Austen and de Stael
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Chawton House Library Reading Room
16th March 2017

Visiting Fellowship Announcement

Chawton House Library Lower Reading Room The executive team and board of trustees – recently enhanced by several new appointments – are currently undertaking a

Sarah Parry with flowers
15th March 2017

Goodbye to Sarah!

Sarah received flowers from staff and volunteers at Chawton House Library, and also a bouquet from our neighbours and partners at Jane Austen's House Museum

8th March 2017

Woman writer of the month: Eliza Haywood

As part of our #WomensWrites campaign in 2017, we will be featuring a different woman writer on our website each month. This is one of