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Jane Austen's House Museum
At first glance, the red-brick Chawton cottage looks like any other house on its the block, but this unassuming 17th-century building has an important claim to fame for literary fans. The late home of iconic British novelist Jane Austen, who lived there from 1809 until her death in 1817, the building was transformed into the Jane Austen House Museum in 1949 and is now considered a must-see attraction for Austen fans visiting England. 

This was the house where Austen finished classic works like Pride and Prejudice and wrote her final three novels, including Emma, and fans can take a peek at her writing desk, bedroom and kitchen, as well as viewing a collection of Austen portraits, memorabilia, manuscripts and personal effects, including items of jewelry. There’s also a library of Austen-related books, a well-stocked gift shop and a garden, where visitors are welcome to picnic. 

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The Jane Austen House Museum is located approximately 30 km east of Winchester and is open daily from 10:30am-4:30pm between mid-February and December. Adult admission is £8.
Address: Hampshire GU34 1SD, Chawton, Alton, England
Hours: 10:30am-4:30am
Admission: Adult £8
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Discover Winchester and Southampton medieval cities on a private tour

Discover Winchester and Southampton medieval cities on a private tour

A perfect cathedral city on the side of the hilly South Downs National Park, Winchester is England's ancient capital and old residence of King Alfred the Great. The city combines the freshness of the neighboring countryside with the best of city life. Explore picturesque Winchester and be guided through its medieval streets. But first, take a walking tour of medieval Southampton. Meet your guide at the Cruise Port or at your hotel in Southampton and start with a walking tour of the city. Walk through the streets of Southampton, stopping at certain buildings of interest. Drive to Winchester about 25 minutes and start Upper Winchester walking tour. After the tour, the guide will drive you back to Southampton Cruise Port or to your hotel.
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
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What are Jane Austen's House Museum hours of operation?
Jane Austen's House Museum hours of operation: 10:30am-4:30am. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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