Heritage Open Days - Jane Austen’s Footsteps - Alton

A delightful literary ramble around Chawton, the charming country village where Jane Austen lived and wrote.

Price: £0.00 (Adults £0.00 / Children £0.00 )

Visit Jane Austen's House, the enchanting Hampshire cottage where Jane Austen lived and wrote her beloved novels.

Jane Austen lived in this inspiring Hampshire cottage for the last eight years of her life. Here her genius flourished and she wrote, revised and had published all six of her globally beloved novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Today, Jane Austen’s House is a cherished museum with an unparalleled collection of Austen treasures, including items of furniture, paintings and household objects.

Discover Jane’s personal letters and first editions of her novels, items of jewellery that she cherished, portraits of her friends and family, and the tiny writing table at which she wrote. Explore the rooms where Jane lived and wrote, from the sunny Drawing Room where she practiced the piano every morning, and where she read Pride and Prejudice aloud to a neighbour on the very day she received her first copy, to the vibrant green Dining Room where she wrote, and the cosy bedroom upstairs that we believe she shared with her beloved sister Cassandra. The pretty cottage garden is the perfect place to sit or stroll after exploring the House and the Gift Shop is well stocked with Austen treats and treasures!

Wednesday 15 September: 11:00

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
All tickets must be booked in advance
Go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/winchester-heritage-open-days-17274323708

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. A small group size of 12 will allow for social distancing. Hand sanitiser is available at Jane Austen's House on arrival.

Additional Information

Max 12 people per tour/session. Walk takes 1 hour Contact for the day: Amelia Harvell [email protected] 01420 83262