Jane Austen's House Museum
Hampshire, GU34 1SD
Jane Austen lived in this house from 1809 until her death in 1817, during which time she wrote most of her novels.
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.