This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
NB this property does not offer free access to HHA Friends and Members.
Elizabethan manor house which has been in the Knight family for over 400 years and once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, Edward, who was adopted by childless Knight cousins. It is now a specialist and unique library of over 9,000 titles focusing on women’s writing in English from 1600 to 1830, and also the Knight family library containing some volumes that were known to Jane Austen. There are family portraits as well as those of women writers.
Features: 18th century parkland, working shire horses and early 19th century organic walled kitchen garden designed by Edward Austen Knight.
Visitor Opening Times
2016 opening dates and times are:
Monday to Friday: 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. (last entry at 4.00 p.m.)
Sundays and Bank Holidays: 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (last entry at 4.30 p.m.)
Our 2016 visitor season opened on 21 March and will close on 28 October 2016.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS CHAWTON HOUSE IS OWNED BY A REGISTERED CHARITY IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE HHA FRIENDS SCHEME AND MEMBERS & FRIENDS WILL HAVE TO PAY AN ENTRANCE FEE TO VISIT THIS PROPERTY
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.
Elizabethan Manor House - restored English landscape gardens. Many opportunities for film and photography. Past productions include 'The Borrowers', 'Love on a Branch Line' and 'There's something about Austen'.
Chawton House Library works in partnership with Jane Austen's House to provide school visits to both sites for primary and secondary schools. Chawton House Library can also provide visits for students of the women authors in the collection, studied at GCSE and A level. We can also provide school visits that look particularly at the estate and traditional farming methods.
Groups and special visits
Bespoke group tours for 10 people or more can be booked from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm for £7.50 per person. These can be tailored to specific interests and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and any particular requests.
Tailor Made Facilities
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