Education & outreachChawton House is uniquely placed to offer educational visits to schools, colleges and universities because it provides a stimulating and accessible environment in which to engage with a variety of themes within a working, historic building.

We offer a formal programme of sessions and can also offer a bespoke service which gives teachers greater flexibility and opportunities to study specific areas in more detail.

To provide school visits on the theme of Jane Austen, we work in partnership with Jane Austen’s House, which is also in Chawton. In 2007, 2012 and 2017, both sites were awarded the five-year Sandford Award for Heritage Education in recognition of our work. These visits give pupils an unparalleled opportunity to visit, on the same day, two contrasting historic sites which relate to Austen and her family.

The Chawton House estate can be used in a variety of ways to enhance curriculum-based work.

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How to book

It is important to us that educational groups gain as much as possible from their visits so all educational visits to Chawton House must be booked in advance. This includes all requests for student filming and ensures we have an opportunity to discuss your requirements and are able to plan a suitable programme for your visit.

For Jane Austen themed visits for schools please contact:

For school, college and university visits to Chawton House please contact or phone 01420 595914.

We look forward to welcoming your group to Chawton House!