‘Beautiful, informative and very enjoyable’ - from the 2016 Visitor Book
'Beautiful walled garden, friendly staff, impressive interior, and a fabulous exhibition about Austen's Emma!' - Visitor in March 2016
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Chawton House Library is an internationally respected research and learning centre for the study of early women's writing from 1600 to 1830. Access to the library's unique collection is for the benefit of scholars and the general public alike.
Set in the quintessentially English manor house that once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, Edward; the library, house and gardens - plus an always fascinating calendar of events - make Chawton House Library a very special and memorable place to visit and enjoy.
Chawton House Library, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ. Registered charity No. 1026921 Registered company No. 2851718. Chawton House Library relies on support from individuals, organisations, foundations and trusts, including: