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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 26th March 2018 to Friday 7th December 2018

Exhibition: 'The art of freezing the blood'

Saturday 1st September 2018

Day of Talks: Jane Austen & Southampton Spa

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.

Sunday 16th September 2018

Storystock at Chawton

Join us for our first family literary festival! This will be an exciting celebration of stories in all their myriad forms, from drama, singing and writing workshops to author talks and treasure hunts around the house and grounds.

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6th July 2018

My Chawton House Work Experience. By Sam.

I started off the week with an interesting and detailed tour of the House and its beautiful Gardens – this took many hours, as the

5th July 2018

Chawton House Revisited: My Work Experience at Chawton House. By Emma.

Have you ever done work experience? When I told friends and family I was going to be doing work experience, they recounted their tedious placements,

27th June 2018

Another successful Regency Week!

Visitors share their love of Jane Austen during the 11th annual Regency Week Regency Week is always a highlight and this year was no exception,

8th June 2018

New Jane Austen Statue at St Nicholas Church

Today, Friday 8th June, the Friends of Chawton Church (FOCC) led by Michael Sanders hosted the unveiling of a Jane Austen statute at St Nicholas