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Your visit2018-05-08T10:15:05+00:00

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 our tearoom menu, click here. Selection is subject to seasonal availability.

For anyone wishing to conduct research, please click here.

2018 Admission includes free entry to these exhibitions:

Pens, Paintbrushes and Pioneers: Portrait of a Woman Writer
5 March to 21 March

The Art of Freezing the Blood: Northanger Abbey, Frankenstein & the Female Gothic
26 March to 7 December

Visitor opening times 2018

The house and gardens are open to the public from 5 March to 7 December, including weekends and bank holidays.

Please note that the house and gardens, including shop and tearoom, will be closed on the following dates due to private functions: Saturday 5 May, Saturday 30 June, Saturday 14 July. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Monday – Friday 12.30pm to 4.30pm. Last entry is at 4pm.
Weekends & bank holidays 11.00am – 4.30pm. Last entry 4.00pm.

House & Gardens:
Adult£8.00
Under 16£4.00
Under 6Free
Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children)£20.00
Concessions (Seniors – over 65 & full time Students)£7.00
Art Fund Members£4.00
Disabled (free entry for accompanying carer)£3.00
Gardens only:
Adult£5.00
Under 16£3.00

Under 6s are FREE

Chawton HouseParking is available on the main road at the bottom of the drive. There is accessible parking next to the house; please contact us if you require assistance.

Light refreshments are available from the tearoom in the Old Kitchen.

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: info@chawtonhouse.org or telephone: 01420 541010.

We look forward to welcoming you to Chawton House in 2018!

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.