Saturday 25th February 2017

Chawton House Library

Conference: Writing Art: Women Writers as Art Critics in the Long Eighteenth Century

A one-day conference focusing on women writers as art critics in the late Georgian and early Victorian period.

Sunday 19th February 2017

Chawton House Library

National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Day

Chawton House Library has recently joined the National Gardens Scheme (NGS). Visit our gardens to see the snowdrops and support the beneficiaries selected by NGS.

Photo of snowdrops outside Chawton House Library

Sunday 12th February 2017

Chawton House Library

Snowdrop Sunday

Visit the gardens to enjoy the snowdrops, discover the Walled Garden, and explore the grounds

Image of Hester Thrale Piozzi from one of the books in the Library

Thursday 2nd February 2017

Chawton House Library

Evening Talk: ‘Life is a Magic Lanthorn’

Find out more about Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi (1741-1821), whose sparkling wit impressed Dr Johnson and earned her a place at the heart of London’s fashionable literati.

Image of men singing around a tree

Tuesday 17th January 2017

Chawton House Library

Evening Orchard Wassail

Join us for this magical night of merrymaking following the ancient tradition of the Orchard Wassail!


Saturday 3rd December 2016

Chawton House Library

Christmas Fundraising Supper

Save the date for our annual Christmas Supper to raise funds for Chawton House Library.

Thursday 24th November 2016

Chawton House Library

‘On This Day in 1816’: The Bicentenary of Frankenstein’s Composition

Celebrating the bicentenary of the composition of the Romantic period’s most famous novel.

Thursday 17th November 2016

Chawton House Library

“My dear Charlotte”: Conversations on poetry, music, and dance

Penelope Cave and Katrina Faulds perform piano music and recite poetry from Jerningham family.

Friday 21st October 2016 to Sunday 23rd October 2016

Chawton House Library

National Apple Day Celebrations

(Not open Saturday) Celebrate one of the nation’s favourite fruits – a walk through our orchard, apple tasting and pick some apples to take home.

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Chawton House Library

Book-making workshop with Artist in Residence, Angela Thames

Join our Artist in Residence for an afternoon learning how to make your own book.