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Jane Austen - Brief History

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ImageJane Austen lived in Chawton from 1809 until just before her death in 1817, whilst in the village she wrote and revised a number of books including Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, which she had written some years earlier, and then wrote Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion.

The best way to find out more about Jane Austen is to visit her home, here in Chawton. The house is now run as a museum

Contact details for the museum are

Phone : 01420 83262 from within the UK or +44 1420 83262 from abroad.
Internet : http://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk/

 

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Upcoming Events

  • Chawton WI Carol Service
    December 09, 2017 (14:00 - 16:00)

    Chawton WI are hosting a carol service in Chawton Church, ALL WELCOME!!

    Men, families, friends, everyone!  Refreshments will be provided.

    More details to follow.

  • Chawton WI - Christmas event
    December 13, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Our Christmas event, details to follow.

  • Jane Austen's Birthday
    December 16, 2017 (10:30 - 11:30)

    Free entry day for all to celebrate Jane Austen's Birthday. Join us for a mince pie and a sing song of Christmas Carols around the piano.

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