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 Library

If 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.

Please note, bookings of 8+ will need to be booked as a group tour by emailing

Visitors can go around the House on a self-guided tour. Outside tour guides are not permitted to conduct guided tours at Chawton House. If a party have requested a guided tour, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange a tour with our expert in-house guides.

For anyone wishing to conduct research, please click here.


You can book your tickets in advance on Art Tickets by clicking below.

2024 Opening Days and Hours

2 January-6 February  Fri-Sun  10am-3.30pm 
7 February-26 March  Weds-Sun  10am-3.30pm 
27 March-7 April  Every day  10am-4.30pm 
8 April-12 May
Weds-Sun + bank holidays  10am-4.30pm 
13 May-22 September  Every day  10am-4.30pm 
23 September-22 October  Weds-Sun  10am-4.30pm 
23 October-3 November (half term)  Every day  10am-4.30pm 
November   Fri-Sun  10am-3.30pm 
1 Dec-17 Dec*  Fri-Sun  11am-4pm/6pm lights 
18 Dec-23 Dec*  Every day  11am-6pm 
27 Dec-1 Jan*  Every day  11am-6pm 

*Exact times in Dec TBC with Glimmering Gardens dates 



*Ticket Prices will be updated on 1 February, 2024

Admission to Chawton House with a day or annual ticket includes entry to the House, the Gardens, and our current exhibition.

House & Gardens (Day Ticket):
Adult £12.50
Child 6-16 £6.00
Under 6 Free
Family ticket (1 adult/2 adults + 3 Children) £18.00/£30
Concessions (full time students/under 26) £10.00
Art Fund Members £6.25
Disabled (free entry for accompanying carer) £5.00
Gardens only (Day Ticket):
Adult £8.00
Child 6-16 £6.00
Under 6 Free
House & Gardens (Annual Ticket):
Annual Adult £25.00
Annual Child 6-16 £12.00
Under 6 Free
Annual Concessions (26 & under & full time students) £20.00
Annual Disabled (free entry for accompanying carer) £10.00
Annual Family ticket (1 adult& up to 3 children) £36.00
Annual Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) £60.00


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.

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.

How to get to Chawton House

Map and directions

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