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.
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.
For anyone wishing to conduct research, please click here.
Visitor opening times 2020
***The House, Library and Gardens are closed until further notice***
Please check back here, or follow our social media channels for further updates.
During this period of closure and uncertainty, we have enabled online advanced booking for annual tickets. Please click the button below to purchase your ticket, once we re-open you will be able to show your booking confirmation in exchange for a date-stamped ticket so that you can gain entry to the House and Gardens for a whole year.
By doing this at this time you are helping to see us through a period of limited income, and help sustain Chawton House for future generations.
|House & Gardens (Annual Ticket):|
|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):|
Parking 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
For help or further information in planning your visit please contact: email@example.com or telephone: 01420 541010.
Unfortunately, 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.