Come and stay with us while you immerse yourself in the world of Jane Austen! This year is particularly significant as it is marking 200 years since her death and at the Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton, they are celebrating her life with ‘Jane Austen in 41 Objects’.
Jane Austen lived in this house from 1809 to 1817 with her mother, sister (Cassandra) and a family friend. It was here that she revised previously written manuscripts and wrote three others that would later be published. Each room of this charming house contains objects that give you a snippet of what the Austen’s lives would have been like. In the ‘Jane Austen in 41 Objects’ they have collected together 41 objects that tell the story of her life and legacy. 41 objects were chosen as that was how old Jane was when she died after a short illness in 1817. Some of the objects include her writing table, her blue ring and illustrations of her books by Hugh Thomson. Please note that ‘Jane Austen in 41 Objects’ will end on the 15th December 2017 and that the 41 objects on display are on rotation throughout the year. Tickets for Jane’s house last 12 months and if you decide to visit Chawton House Library down the road, you save £1 by presenting your Jane Austen’s House Museum ticket. However, the library is closed from October to March. Chawton House Library is where her brother lived and she would have often walked here to visit him.
If you feel like a walk then why not walk in Jane’s footsteps from Chawton to Farringdon? The walk is a 4.5mile roundtrip and can be viewed here. There are two places to eat opposite the Jane Austen’s House Museum; Cassandra’s Cup (a cafe) and The Greyfriar (a pub). There is also a cafe in Chawton House Library.
So come and find out more about Jane’s life and the great legacy she left behind. (Please check the website for more information and opening hours)