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.
2023 Opening Days and Hours:
1st January – 7th February 2023:
The House, Gardens and Tea Room will be open on the weekends only, 10am – 3:30pm.
Teashed: Friday – Sunday 10am – 3pm.
8th February – 1st May 2023:
The House, Gardens and Tea Room: Wednesday- Sunday, 10am – 4pm.
Teashed: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 3.30pm.
Additional opening days: 10th April (Easter Monday) and Tuesday 11th April.
1st May – 15th May 2023:
The House, Gardens and Tea Room open every day, 10am – 4pm.
Teashed: every day, 10am – 3.30pm.
15th May – 5th November 2023:
The House, Gardens and Tea Room open every day, 10am – 4:30pm.
Teashed: every day, 10am – 4pm.
6th November – 30th November 2023:
The House, Gardens and Tea Room open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-3:30pm.
Teashed: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm.
Christmas opening hours to be confirmed.
Admission to Chawton House includes entry to the House, the Gardens, and our current exhibition.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitors can go around the House on a self-guided tour. Outside tour guides are not permitted to conduct guided tours at Chawton House 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.
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|House & Gardens (Day Ticket):
|16 & Under
|Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children)
|Concessions (26 & under & full time students)
|Art Fund Members
|Disabled (free entry for accompanying carer)
|Gardens only (Day Ticket):
|House & Gardens (Annual Ticket):
|Annual Child 6-16
|Annual Concessions (26 & under & full time students)
|Annual Disabled (free entry for accompanying carer)
|Annual Family ticket (2 adults & up to 2 children)
|Annual Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children)
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
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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.