Discover the ‘Great House’ referred to in Jane Austen’s letters, relax in the peace and tranquillity of the gardens, and find inspiration in the lives and works of our women writers.

If you are looking for things to do in Hampshire, Chawton House is an ideal place to visit. A typical group visit takes around 2 hours, although you may wish to spend longer onsite taking in our changing programme of exhibitions, exploring the gardens and parkland, or enjoying a picnic on the South lawn.

In addition to running regular bookable tours for individuals and small groups (see our What’s On pages), we are open for group tours by appointment.

Whether your interests lie in Jane Austen and women’s writing or historic houses and gardens, our choice of a House History Tour, Curator’s Tour, or Garden Tour will ensure your group enjoys a great day out.

We also offer a series of specialist talks offsite and online, on topics including Jane Austen, Gothic literature by women, and Curator’s talks on our exhibitions.

To find out more, you can download our Group Visits Guide.

Ropley Horticultural Society visit, 2018


  • Tours are available Monday to Friday all year.
  • 10% discount on tours in January, February, March and November. Discount does not apply to catering.

Make an Enquiry

If you would like to book your group tour, please email Lucy on to discuss your requirements.

We look forward to welcoming your group to Chawton House!