Jane Austen's House Museum

Hampshire, GU34 1SD

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Jane Austen lived in this house from 1809 until her death in 1817, during which time she wrote most of her novels.

Jane Austen's House Museum, Hampshire

The building is now a museum containing many items associated with her and her family. There is also a garden with period plant varieties and a learning centre with interactive exhibits.

The museum is host to a range of objects from Austen's life: manuscripts, prints and drawings, furniture, household objects, costume and books. The recently restored Austen's kitchen is also open to the public.

Art we’ve helped buy at Jane Austen's House Museum

A George III Mahogany Bureau Bookcase and pair of Hepplewhite armchairs are believed to have been used by Jane Austen. George Hepplewhite was a contemporary of Thomas Chippendale whose guide books for cabinet markers continue to influence furniture design today.

Venue information

Opening times

Jan
Sat – Sun, 10.30am – 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)

1 – 13 Feb
Sat – Sun, 10.30am – 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)

14 Feb – May & Sep – 1 Jan
Mon – Sun, 10.30am – 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)

Jun – Aug
Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)