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

Visit Chawton House LibraryIf you are looking for things to do in Hampshire, a visit to Chawton House makes a great day out.

Whether you are inspired by women’s literature, keen to follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen in Hampshire, looking to explore the gardens, or simply to enjoy lunch in The Old Kitchen Tearoom, our friendly staff and volunteers will give you a warm welcome.

For anyone wishing to conduct research, please click here.

Visitor opening times 2020

Covid-19 UPDATE: The Gardens and Tearoom takeaway are now open 7 days a week.

The House will be opening for 4 days a week from Saturday 4th August.

Visits will be by pre-booking only. Click here for full visitor information.

House & Gardens (Annual Ticket):
Adult £10.00
Under 16 £5.00
Under 6 Free
Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) £25.00
Concessions (under 26 & full time students) £8.00
Art Fund Members £5.00
Disabled (free entry for accompanying carer) £3.00
Gardens only (Day Ticket):
Adult £6.00
Child 6-16 £3.00
Under 6  Free

Chawton HouseParking is available on the main road and in the dead end car park (operated by Chawton Parish Council) at the bottom of the drive, from here it is a short stroll up to the Great House.

There is accessible parking next to the house; please contact us if you require assistance.

Assistance dogs are allowed in the House and Garden.  All other dogs on short leads are welcome throughout the gardens and outside the tearoom, where water bowls are available for them.  We ask all dog owners to clean up after them and use the dog bins provided. 

How to get to Chawton House

Map and directions

For help or further information in planning your visit please contact: or telephone: 01420 541010.

Access information

Disabled accessUnfortunately, access for wheelchair users and visitors with impaired mobility is somewhat restricted and this is reflected in the ticket price. Visitors can access the ground floor Library Reading Room, the Great Hall, Old Kitchen, and Library Terrace Gardens. Wheelchair users will need assistance if visiting alone, so please let us know and we will make arrangements to support you during your visit.