2024

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Chawton House

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener

Join Chawton House’s Head Gardener Julia for a guided tour of the Chawton House Gardens, including the stunning display of snowdrops, and learn about their fascinating history.

Midweek Roasts

Wednesday 21st February 2024

Chawton House

Midweek Roasts

Enjoy a delicious two-course Midweek Roast in the Old Kitchen Tearoom this February!

House History Tour

Wednesday 21st February 2024

Chawton House

House History Tour

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides on a guided tour of Chawton House to discover our rich history.

Snowdrop Spectacular at Chawton House

Sunday 18th February 2024

Chawton House

Snowdrop Spectacular at Chawton House

Come and enjoy Chawton House’s stunning gardens during our Snowdrop Sundays in February as the grounds are carpeted with hundreds of snowdrops!

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener

Thursday 15th February 2024

Chawton House

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener

Join Chawton House’s Head Gardener Julia for a guided tour of the Chawton House Gardens, including the stunning display of snowdrops, and learn about their fascinating history.

February Half Term Fun

Wednesday 14th February 2024 to Sunday 18th February 2024

February Half Term Fun

Bring the entire family together this February half term, with kids trails on offer Wednesday to Sunday, and Billiards Room activities on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Snowdrop Spectacular at Chawton House

Sunday 11th February 2024

Chawton House

Snowdrop Spectacular at Chawton House

Come and enjoy Chawton House’s stunning gardens during our Snowdrop Sundays in February as the grounds are carpeted with hundreds of snowdrops!

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener

Thursday 8th February 2024

Chawton House

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener

Join Chawton House’s Head Gardener Julia for a guided tour of the Chawton House Gardens, including the stunning display of snowdrops, and learn about their fascinating history.

Midweek Roasts

Wednesday 7th February 2024

Chawton House

Midweek Roasts

Enjoy a delicious two-course Midweek Roast in the Old Kitchen Tearoom this February!

House History Tour

Wednesday 7th February 2024

Chawton House

House History Tour

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides on a guided tour of Chawton House to discover our rich history.

Online Talk: On Declaring Love, a Conversation with Fred Parker

Tuesday 6th February 2024 to Wednesday 14th February 2024

Online

Online Talk: On Declaring Love, a Conversation with Fred Parker

In this pre-recorded online talk for Valentine’s Day, Deputy Director Kim Simpson talks to Professor Fred Parker about the perils of declaring love in the long eighteenth century.

National Gardens Scheme Snowdrop Sunday

Sunday 4th February 2024

Chawton House

National Gardens Scheme Snowdrop Sunday

Discover the charm of Chawton House Gardens this Snowdrop Sunday while supporting the National Gardens Scheme.

Try Something New Weekend

Friday 26th January 2024 to Sunday 28th January 2024

Chawton House

Try Something New Weekend

Start your year with feeling good, getting out of the house, and trying something new at Chawton House!

*SOLD OUT* Evening Orchard Wassail

Saturday 20th January 2024

Chawton House

*SOLD OUT* Evening Orchard Wassail

Take part in this centuries’ old Twelfth Night apple-growing celebration, involving hearty singing in the orchard to encourage a bountiful harvest in 2024.  

Treasures and Tea at Chawton House

Thursday 18th January 2024

Treasures and Tea at Chawton House

Join Chief Executive Katie Childs for an exclusive special view of a manuscript in Jane Austen’s hand and a guided exhibition tour, followed by a luxurious afternoon tea.

Unseen Treasures Weekend: Austen Manuscript Display

Saturday 13th January 2024 to Sunday 14th January 2024

Unseen Treasures Weekend: Austen Manuscript Display

For one weekend only, see one of the jewels of our collection, rarely on display due to its fragility: the Jane Austen Grandison manuscript. Chief Executive Katie Childs leads two midday tours, included in the price of admission.

Midweek Roasts

Wednesday 10th January 2024

Chawton House

Midweek Roasts

Enjoy a delicious two-course Midweek Roast in the Old Kitchen Tearoom this January!

New Years Day Brunch in the Old Kitchen

Monday 1st January 2024

Chawton House

New Years Day Brunch in the Old Kitchen

Celebrate the start of 2024 with a delicious brunch in the Old Kitchen Tearoom.

2023

Brunch with Father Christmas

Saturday 23rd December 2023

Chawton House

Brunch with Father Christmas

Have a delightfully festive brunch, including French toast, pancakes with endless toppings as well as savoury plates. At the end of the brunch, kids shall expect a small gift from Father Christmas!

Brunch with Father Christmas

Friday 22nd December 2023

Chawton House

Brunch with Father Christmas

Have a delightfully festive brunch, including French toast, pancakes with endless toppings as well as savoury plates. At the end of the brunch, kids shall expect a small gift from Father Christmas!

Christmas Private View: Anne Sharp’s Emma

Monday 18th December 2023

Chawton House

Christmas Private View: Anne Sharp’s Emma

Celebrate the holiday season with an enchanting private viewing of our Jane Austen treasures at Chawton House.

Brunch with Father Christmas

Sunday 17th December 2023

Chawton House

Brunch with Father Christmas

Have a delightfully festive brunch, including French toast, pancakes with endless toppings as well as savoury plates. At the end of the brunch, kids shall expect a small gift from Father Christmas!

Pleasure in Music: A Birthday Concert for Jane Austen

Saturday 16th December 2023

Chawton House

Pleasure in Music: A Birthday Concert for Jane Austen

Join award-winning musicians Ensemble Hesperi for an enchanting evening of music-making on the occasion of Jane Austen’s birthday. Celebrating Chawton House’s recent acquisition of one of Jane’s own music books, Hesperi delves into the sound world of Regency England with a specially curated programme of music from the Austen family collection.

The Glimmering Gardens

Saturday 16th December 2023 to Monday 1st January 2024

Chawton House

The Glimmering Gardens

As the sun sets, wrap up warm and enjoy the Gardens after dark with our new Christmas lights trail!

Brunch with Father Christmas

Saturday 16th December 2023

Chawton House

Brunch with Father Christmas

Have a delightfully festive brunch, including French toast, pancakes with endless toppings as well as savoury plates. At the end of the brunch, kids shall expect a small gift from Father Christmas!

Festive Wreath Workshop **SOLD OUT**

Wednesday 13th December 2023

Chawton House

Festive Wreath Workshop **SOLD OUT**

Get ready for a cosy Christmas at home by creating your own traditional festive wreath at Chawton House.

Christmas Roast at Chawton House

Tuesday 12th December 2023

Chawton House

Christmas Roast at Chawton House

Enjoy a Christmas Roast with your favourite people in an idyllic, traditional setting at Chawton House. With a two course meal to indulge in, you will leave here feeling festive and full!

Christmas at Chawton House

Friday 8th December 2023 to Monday 1st January 2024

Chawton House

Christmas at Chawton House

Chawton House will be reopening its doors for the festive season on 8 December, with a beautiful festive display celebrating Christmas traditions of days gone by.  

Christmas Roast at Chawton House

Wednesday 6th December 2023

Chawton House

Christmas Roast at Chawton House

Enjoy a Christmas Roast with your favourite people in an idyllic, traditional setting at Chawton House. With a two course meal to indulge in, you will leave here feeling festive and full!

Online Talk: Jane Austen’s Pancakes, and Other Recipes

Tuesday 5th December 2023

Online

Online Talk: Jane Austen’s Pancakes, and Other Recipes

Have you ever wondered what kind of pancakes Jane Austen liked to eat, what sorts of flavour profiles appealed to eighteenth-century palates, or how eighteenth-century recipe books differ from our own? Come find out the answers to these questions and more through this talk on Chawton House’s extensive collection of eighteenth-century recipe books. 

Curator’s Tour: Treasures of Chawton House

Sunday 3rd December 2023

Chawton House

Curator’s Tour: Treasures of Chawton House

Join a member of the Curatorial Team on a Curator’s Tour of the exhibition, exploring never-before-displayed objects, new acquisitions, old favourites, and items unique to Chawton House. 

Lunchtime Library Talk: Knight Family Women

Friday 1st December 2023

Chawton House

Lunchtime Library Talk: Knight Family Women

Join Chief Executive Katie Childs for a Winter lunchtime library talk delving into the fascinating tales of the Knight family women. Discover stories of love, scandal and tragedy; follow the Knight women on journeys to rural Ireland and colonial India; and explore the way that generations of women left their marks on the House and Gardens. 

Midweek Roasts at Chawton House *SOLD OUT*

Wednesday 29th November 2023

Chawton House

Midweek Roasts at Chawton House *SOLD OUT*

Join us on Wednesday’s for a beautiful and relaxing afternoon indulging in our midweek roasts in the Old Kitchen Tearoom.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Sunday 26th November 2023

Chawton House

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Our experienced calligraphy tutor, Jodie Rose, will guide you through the basics of calligraphy, teaching you how to create beautiful letters, finishing the workshop with a handmade Christmas card to take home.

Lunchtime Library Talk: Ladies of Letters

Friday 24th November 2023

Chawton House

Lunchtime Library Talk: Ladies of Letters

Join Deputy Director Dr Kim Simpson for a Winter lunchtime library talk on the practical aspects of letter writing, and find out more about the manuscript letters in our collection and the fascinating stories they tell about women’s lives. 

Curator's Tour: Treasures of Chawton House

Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Chawton House

Curator's Tour: Treasures of Chawton House

Join Chief Executive Katie Childs on a Curator’s Tour of the exhibition, exploring never-before-displayed objects, new acquisitions, old favourites, and items unique to Chawton House.  

Midweek Roasts at Chawton House *SOLD OUT*

Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Chawton House

Midweek Roasts at Chawton House *SOLD OUT*

Join us on Wednesday’s for a beautiful and relaxing afternoon indulging in our midweek roasts in the Old Kitchen Tearoom.

Lunchtime Library Talk: Beautiful Bindings

Friday 17th November 2023

Lunchtime Library Talk: Beautiful Bindings

Join our Curator and Collections Manager Emma Yandle for an exclusive Winter lunchtime Library talk on book bindings, showcasing some of the most elaborate and beautifully-bound works in our collection. 

Midweek Roasts at Chawton House

Wednesday 15th November 2023

Chawton House

Midweek Roasts at Chawton House

Join us on Wednesday’s for a beautiful and relaxing afternoon indulging in our midweek roasts in the Old Kitchen Tearoom.

Curator’s Tour: Treasures of Chawton House

Monday 6th November 2023

Chawton House

Curator’s Tour: Treasures of Chawton House

Join Deputy Director Dr Kim Simpson on a Curator’s Tour of our current exhibition, Treasures of Chawton House.

Gothic Supper & Ghostly Tales *SOLD OUT*

Friday 3rd November 2023

Chawton House

Gothic Supper & Ghostly Tales *SOLD OUT*

In the shadowy corners of our atmospheric old kitchen or the eerie ambiance of the smoking room, immerse yourself in an evening of evening of Gothic gastronomy and ghostly tales. 

Midweek Roasts at Chawton House

Wednesday 1st November 2023

Chawton House

Midweek Roasts at Chawton House

Join us on Wednesday’s for a beautiful and relaxing afternoon indulging in our midweek roasts in the Old Kitchen Tearoom.

Halloween House Tour *SOLD OUT*

Tuesday 31st October 2023

Chawton House

Halloween House Tour *SOLD OUT*

Join us for a night to freeze the blood as we step into the world of Gothic literature, where great villains and the ingenious women writers who breathed life into them await your presence.

An Evening With Frankenstein: After Dark Screening

Friday 27th October 2023

Chawton House

An Evening With Frankenstein: After Dark Screening

Curl up in the Great Hall and enjoy a screening of Frankenstein, 1931.

Moonlight Wilderness Walk

Wednesday 25th October 2023

Chawton House

Moonlight Wilderness Walk

Are you brave enough to explore the Chawton House Gardens by moonlight? 

Gothic House Tour

Monday 23rd October 2023

Chawton House

Gothic House Tour

Join us for a night to freeze the blood as we step into the world of Gothic literature, where great villains and the ingenious women writers who breathed life into them await your presence.

Halloween Half Term Kids' Trail: Villains & Superpowers

Saturday 21st October 2023 to Saturday 4th November 2023

Chawton House

Halloween Half Term Kids' Trail: Villains & Superpowers

During half-term, explore the House and Gardens with brand new kids’ trails – spot the Queen of Hearts and the Bride of Frankenstein, along with witches, spiders and poison apples.

Gothic Supper & Ghostly Tales

Friday 20th October 2023

Chawton House

Gothic Supper & Ghostly Tales

In the shadowy corners of our atmospheric old kitchen or the eerie ambiance of the smoking room, immerse yourself in an evening of evening of Gothic gastronomy and ghostly tales. 

Online talk: Rose McKean, Tales of Terror!

Monday 16th October 2023

Online

Online talk: Rose McKean, Tales of Terror!

In this online talk, July Visiting Fellow Rose McKean discusses the rare and popular Gothic chapbooks in the Chawton House collection.

Gothic in the Long Gallery: Villains in Power

Monday 16th October 2023 to Saturday 4th November 2023

Chawton House

Gothic in the Long Gallery: Villains in Power

From wicked uncles and callous patriarchs found in Ann Radcliffe and Jane Austen’s novels to unreliable rakes and femme fatales willing to poison their way into power, these villains hold a sinister allure, both disgusting and intriguing readers. 

Chawton House Challenge 2023

Sunday 8th October 2023

Chawton House

Chawton House Challenge 2023

Chawton House, the Alton Cardiac Rehab Unit and the Alton Running Club are running a ‘Health and Wellbeing’ charity event at Dyers Barn, Chawton on Sunday 8th October between 10:30am and 2:30pm to raise money for the Chawton House 20th Anniversary and Cardiac Rehab Unit.

Bird of Prey Walk & Breakfast at Chawton House

Thursday 21st September 2023

Chawton House

Bird of Prey Walk & Breakfast at Chawton House

Join Anita from Hampshire Hawk Walks once a month for a Bird of Prey Walk around the beautiful Chawton estate.  

**SOLD OUT** Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Chawton House

Sunday 17th September 2023

Chawton House

**SOLD OUT** Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Chawton House

Join Jodie Rose Calligraphy for an introduction to pointed pen modern calligraphy in the beautiful, historic setting of Chawton House.  

Heritage Open Day - Curator's talk

Friday 15th September 2023

Chawton House

Heritage Open Day - Curator's talk

Part of Heritage Open Days, join Curator Emma Yandle for an object-led talk delving further into Chawton House’s latest library display: Godmersham Park: the novel. Spaces are free but limited. Booking essential.

Heritage Open Day - Garden Tour

Tuesday 12th September 2023

Chawton House

Heritage Open Day - Garden Tour

Part of Heritage Open Days, join one of our knowledgable guides on a historic tour of Chawton House’s Gardens. Spaces are free but limited. Booking essential.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Chawton House

Sunday 10th September 2023

Chawton House

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Chawton House

Join Jodie Rose Calligraphy for an introduction to pointed pen modern calligraphy in the beautiful, historic setting of Chawton House.  

Online Conference: Quills and Characters

Friday 1st September 2023 to Saturday 2nd September 2023

Online

Online Conference: Quills and Characters

A two-day academic conference bringing together scholars working on letters to share their projects and approaches to women’s letters in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Outdoor cinema: Greatest Showman

Monday 28th August 2023

Chawton House

Outdoor cinema: Greatest Showman

Join us for an evening of summer fun on the South Lawn, with a screening of the 2017 box office smash The Greatest Showman. Sing and dance the night away, with dressing up fully encouraged!

Bird of Prey Walk & Breakfast at Chawton House

Thursday 24th August 2023

Chawton House

Bird of Prey Walk & Breakfast at Chawton House

Join Anita from Hampshire Hawk Walks once a month for a Bird of Prey Walk around the beautiful Chawton estate.  

Summer Marquee Weekend

Saturday 19th August 2023 to Sunday 20th August 2023

Chawton House

Summer Marquee Weekend

Join us for a weekend of Summer fun on the South Lawn with a BBQ, kids activities and a book fair.

**SOLD OUT** Al Fresco Dining in the Walled Garden

Saturday 12th August 2023

Chawton House

**SOLD OUT** Al Fresco Dining in the Walled Garden

Indulge in a delightful evening of Al Fresco Dining in the enchanting Walled Garden at Chawton House. Immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings as you savour a delectable menu crafted with the finest seasonal ingredients.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Chawton House

Saturday 5th August 2023

Chawton House

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Chawton House

Join Jodie Rose Calligraphy for an introduction to pointed pen modern calligraphy in the beautiful, historic setting of Chawton House.  

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Chawton House

Thursday 3rd August 2023

Chawton House

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Chawton House

Join Jodie Rose Calligraphy for an introduction to pointed pen modern calligraphy in the beautiful, historic setting of Chawton House.  

Curator's Tour of Quills & Characters

Friday 28th July 2023

Chawton House

Curator's Tour of Quills & Characters

Join Deputy Director Dr Kim Simpson on a curator’s tour of Chawton House’s latest exhibition, ‘Quills & Characters’.

Outdoor theatre: Peter Pan

Wednesday 19th July 2023

Chawton House

Outdoor theatre: Peter Pan

The fabulous and funny theatre company Slapstick Picnic return to Chawton House for another joyful event. Witness a theatrical treat like no other as they whip up a three-hander version of J M Barrie’s classic play: Peter Pan.

Inspired by Chawton House: An evening with Gill Hornby

Saturday 15th July 2023

Chawton House

Inspired by Chawton House: An evening with Gill Hornby

As part of our 20th anniversary programme, we are thrilled to welcome Gill Hornby, bestselling author of ‘Miss Austen’ (2020) and ‘Godmersham Park (2022)’, to Chawton House. Join us for a fascinating evening as Gill discusses a writer’s journey into the world of historical places as a source of inspiration.

20th Anniversary Weekend

Saturday 15th July 2023 to Sunday 16th July 2023

Chawton House

20th Anniversary Weekend

Chawton House invites you to celebrate a remarkable milestone during its Anniversary Weekend! Join us for a weekend filled with literary inspiration and cultural festivities, honouring twenty years of preserving and promoting early women’s writing, alongside our historic house, gardens and parkland.

Life in the Library: A Celebration with the University of Southampton

Friday 14th July 2023

Chawton House

Life in the Library: A Celebration with the University of Southampton

Part of our 20th anniversary weekend, this event brings together three speakers to celebrate academic research at Chawton House over the last two decades.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men- Romeo & Juliet

Thursday 13th July 2023

Chawton House

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men- Romeo & Juliet

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them this summer for the timeless and classic love story, Romeo and Juliet.

Discovering Roses at Chawton House

Friday 7th July 2023

Discovering Roses at Chawton House

Explore the world of roses, both on and off the page at Chawton House. Enjoy a talk in the Library on Botanical Women with Chief Executive Katie Childs before Head Gardener Julia Weaver takes you on a tour of our rose garden.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company- Sense and Sensibility

Saturday 1st July 2023

Chawton House

Chapterhouse Theatre Company- Sense and Sensibility

Welcome to 1810 as Chapterhouse Theatre Company invites you to take a step back in time, and lose yourself in this magical story of romance, recklessness and restraint. 

Chawton House Garden Tour

Sunday 25th June 2023

Chawton House Gardens

Chawton House Garden Tour

Explore the beautiful grounds of Chawton House with your knowledgeable guide, taking in the wilderness, Walled Garden and stunning views over the Parkland.

Chawton House Garden Festival

Saturday 24th June 2023 to Sunday 25th June 2023

Chawton House

Chawton House Garden Festival

Enjoy our first annual Garden Festival, celebrating the grounds when they are at their most beautiful. From garden surgeries, plant sales and seed swaps to guided garden tours, demonstrations, workshops and kids trails, there’s something for everyone.

Garden Cocktails at Chawton House

Friday 23rd June 2023

Garden Cocktails at Chawton House

Pick up your choice of either a cocktail or mocktail and your snacks from the Old Kitchen Tearoom and enjoy a summer evening in the beautiful gardens at Chawton House.

Curators Tour of Quills & Characters

Thursday 22nd June 2023

Chawton House

Curators Tour of Quills & Characters

Join Deputy Director Dr Kim Simpson on a curator’s tour of Chawton House’s latest exhibition, ‘Quills & Characters’.

Private View: Anne Sharp's Emma

Wednesday 21st June 2023

Chawton House

Private View: Anne Sharp's Emma

Join a member of the Chawton House curatorial team for an evening exploring the library treasures, including Anne Sharp’s copy of Jane Austen’s novels ‘Emma’.

Bird of Prey Walk & Breakfast at Chawton House

Wednesday 21st June 2023

Chawton House

Bird of Prey Walk & Breakfast at Chawton House

Join Anita from Hampshire Hawk Walks once a month for a Bird of Prey Walk around the beautiful Chawton estate.  

Chawton House Garden Tour

Tuesday 20th June 2023

Chawton House Gardens

Chawton House Garden Tour

Explore the beautiful grounds of Chawton House with your knowledgeable guide, taking in the wilderness, Walled Garden and stunning views over the Parkland.

Jane Austen & Botanical Women

Monday 19th June 2023

Chawton House Great Hall

Jane Austen & Botanical Women

Join Chawton House’s Chief Executive Katie Childs for an evening talk on the fascinating lives of female botanists and forgotten horticultural heroines.

Regency Picnic with Caroline Knight

Sunday 18th June 2023

Dyer’s Barn

Regency Picnic with Caroline Knight

Hosted by Caroline Knight, enjoy a homemade picnic in the historic setting of Dyers Barn, located on the Chawton estate.

Father’s Day Lunch at Chawton House

Sunday 18th June 2023

Chawton House

Father’s Day Lunch at Chawton House

Spend time with your loved ones this Father’s Day and start your celebrations with a delicious two course lunch at Chawton House.

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener

Friday 16th June 2023

Chawton House

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener

Join Chawton House’s Head Gardener Julia for a guided tour of the Chawton House Gardens and learn about their fascinating history.  

The HandleBards- A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday 15th June 2023

Chawton House

The HandleBards- A Midsummer Night's Dream

Join the HandleBards at Chawton House for a hilarious, high-octane production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Library Display: Botanical Women

Monday 5th June 2023 to Friday 14th July 2023

Chawton House

Library Display: Botanical Women

To mark Chawton House’s first annual Garden Festival, happening 24 & 25 June, ‘Botanical Women’ will be on display in Library. This visual display reveals the often-hidden role women played in horticulture and plant science. Included in admission price.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Chawton House

Sunday 4th June 2023

Chawton House

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Chawton House

Join Jodie Rose Calligraphy for an introduction to pointed pen modern calligraphy in the beautiful, historic setting of Chawton House.  

Curator's Tour of Quills and Characters

Tuesday 30th May 2023

Chawton House

Curator's Tour of Quills and Characters

Join Deputy Director and exhibition curator Dr Kim Simpson for a tour of our exhibition Quills and Characters. Entry to House and Gardens included.

Curator's Tour of Quills and Characters

Tuesday 30th May 2023

Chawton House

Curator's Tour of Quills and Characters

Join Deputy Director and exhibition curator Dr Kim Simpson for a tour of our exhibition Quills and Characters. Entry to House and Gardens included.

Bank Holiday Book Barn

Sunday 28th May 2023

Dyers Barn

Bank Holiday Book Barn

Join us on Bank Holiday Sunday for Chawton House’s first Book Fair in the beautiful parkland surroundings of Dyer’s Barn.

Evening Curator's Tour of Quills and Characters

Friday 26th May 2023

Chawton House

Evening Curator's Tour of Quills and Characters

Join Deputy Director and exhibition curator Dr Kim Simpson for an evening tour of our exhibition Quills and Characters. Wine and canapés included.

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener

Friday 19th May 2023

Chawton House

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener

Join Chawton House’s Head Gardener Julia for a guided tour of the Chawton House Gardens and learn about their fascinating history.  

Coronation breakfast

Monday 8th May 2023

Coronation breakfast

Feast like royalty on the Monday following Charles III’s coronation with a sumptuous breakfast in the historic setting of Chawton House.

Online Curator's Tour of Quills and Characters

Sunday 7th May 2023

Online

Online Curator's Tour of Quills and Characters

Join Deputy Director and exhibition curator Dr Kim Simpson for an online tour of our exhibition Quills and Characters. 

Food for the Coronation!

Friday 5th May 2023 to Monday 8th May 2023

Chawton House

Food for the Coronation!

Food fit for a King! Pre-order a delicious selection of homemade baked goods this Coronation weekend. Try a King’s Quiche, or enjoy the classic English tradition with a takeaway cream tea. Order to collect over the bank holiday weekend.

Guided Tour of Chawton House

Wednesday 3rd May 2023

Chawton House

Guided Tour of Chawton House

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides on a guided tour of Chawton House.

Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters

Wednesday 26th April 2023

Online

Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters

For the first event in the Quills and Characters digital programme, biographer Devoney Looser discusses the fascinating lives of the trailblazing Porter sisters, who paved the way for Austen, Mary Shelley, and the Brontë sisters. 

Curator's Tour of Quills and Characters

Wednesday 26th April 2023

Chawton House

Curator's Tour of Quills and Characters

Join Deputy Director and exhibition curator Dr Kim Simpson for a tour of our exhibition Quills and Characters. Entry to House and Gardens included.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Chawton House

Saturday 27th May 2023

Chawton House

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Chawton House

Join Jodie Rose Calligraphy for an introduction to pointed pen modern calligraphy in the beautiful, historic setting of Chawton House.  

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener

Friday 21st April 2023

Chawton House

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener

Join Chawton House’s Head Gardener Julia for a guided tour of the Chawton House Gardens and learn about their fascinating history.  

Bird of Prey Walk & Breakfast at Chawton House

Thursday 20th April 2023

Chawton House

Bird of Prey Walk & Breakfast at Chawton House

Join Anita from Hampshire Hawk Walks once a month for a Bird of Prey Walk around the beautiful Chawton estate.  

Curator's Tour of Quills and Characters

Saturday 8th April 2023

Chawton House

Curator's Tour of Quills and Characters

Join Deputy Director and exhibition curator Dr Kim Simpson for a tour of our exhibition Quills and Characters. Entry to House and Gardens included.