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.

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

Open 7 days a week, according to the following seasonal hours:

​February - May: 10.30 - 4.30pm

June - August: 10.00 - 5pm

September - December: 10.30 - 16.30pm

​Please note: last admission is 30 minutes prior to our advertised closing time.

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