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Jane Austen's House

Alton Category Museums & Galleries, Historic Sites
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In this house Jane revised the three manuscripts she had written previously, but which had remained unpublished, wrote three more novels and started one more, which was destined to remain unfinished before illness overtook her. Jane left the cottage for the last time in May 1817 to take lodgings near her physician in Winchester. She died only a few months later on the 18 July and was buried in Winchester Cathedral.

On your visit to Jane Austen's House Museum, you will be able to explore the house where Jane Austen lived and wrote.The cottage itself houses our collection of Jane Austen artefacts whilst retaining the charms of the early 19th century home that Jane would have known.Visit the bakehouse and kitchen where the domestic side of life was managed by the ladies of the house.

Enjoy the peaceful English cottage garden and imagine Mrs. Austen in her smock digging up the potatoes (much to her daughters' embarrassment). You are welcome to bring your own food and picnic in the garden (well behaved dogs on leads are also welcome in the garden only).

Our purpose built Learning Centre houses interactive exhibits which are fun for all the family. And don't forget to browse our museum shop. We stock a large selection of souvenirs and hold a comprehensive range of Jane Austen literature.

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