VISITOR OPENING TIMES FOR 2015
From 24th March to 30th October, excluding weekends and bank holidays, Chawton House Library is open Tuesday – Friday 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Last entry is at 4.00 p.m.
The Gardens are open: Tuesday – Friday 1.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Last entry is at 4.00 p.m.
GIFT AID ADMISSION PRICES
Library and Gardens Gardens only
Adult £6.00 Adult £3.50
Child (6-16 years) £3.50 Child (6 -16 years) £2.00
If you are a UK taxpayer and you pay our higher, Gift Aided ticket price, Chawton House Library can claim back 25% from the government on the price of your ticket. Thereby turning each Gift Aided ticket into additional income; for example, a £6.00 ticket becomes worth £7.50 to us.
As a registered charity, such additional income is very welcome.
In the current tax year, you will need to pay a sufficient UK Income/Capital Gains tax to cover both this donation to Chawton House Library and any other gift aided donations you may make.
Library and Gardens Gardens only
Adult £5.45 Adult £3.20
Child (6-16 years) £3.20 Child (6 -16 years) £1.80
Parking is available on the main road at the bottom of the drive. There is disabled parking next to the house, please contact us if you require assistance.
Light refreshments are available from the tearoom in the Old Kitchen.
Assistance dogs only in the Library and gardens.
Chawton House Library is a working building. Very occasionally, for conferences and special events it is necessary to close all or part of the building to visitors. Advance notice of such closures will always be detailed below:
Chawton House Library will be closed on the following dates in 2015:
There are many different reasons for organising a visit to Chawton House Library, whether you are interested in studying the book collections, touring the house, as part of an educational visit, or attending one of our varied events. There are also a number of rooms available for hire for commercial and private functions and filming. Chawton House Library is an approved premises for marriages and civil partnership.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PLANNING YOUR VISIT, PLEASE CONTACT SARAH PARRY, OUR LEARNING AND VISITOR MANAGER, VIA EMAIL ON SARAH.PARRY@CHAWTONHOUSELIBRARY.ORG OR BY TELEPHONE ON 01420 595908.
Groups are most welcome at Chawton House Library. We pride ourselves on the service that we offer to group organisers and the travel trade.
Groups of students from higher and further education institutions are very welcome to visit the Library for an introduction to the collections here, to find out more about the Library as a research resource. Such visits can also include a tour of the house itself to hear about its history. For other students, our education programme offers further opportunities to visit.
Bespoke group tours for 10 people or more can be booked from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for £8.50 per person. These can be tailored to specific interests and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and any particular requests.
Whether you prefer to wander around at your own pace in the garden, or take a guided tour of the house, we have a range of options available, and can also arrange bespoke packages upon request.
- A day at one of Britain’s best loved houses
- Dedicated group booking manager
- Pre-booked lunches, morning coffee and afternoon tea packages available
- Free familiarisation visits available
- A wide range of events throughout the year
- Limited disabled access
- Photography for personal use is welcome in the house (however we do not permit the use of tripods)
- Coach drivers are provided with refreshments, a comfortable restroom and free admission to visit the house and garden
- There is free parking available for pre-booked coaches near to the house entrance
We recommend at least 2 hours to view all that Chawton House Library has to offer.
We ask that all groups book in advance .
On arrival, your coach will be met by a member of staff and / or an experienced volunteer who will welcome your group and arrange payment. Payment is accepted by cash, cheque (made payable to Chawton House Library), and all major credit and debit cards. It is possible for the travel trade to be invoiced after the visit; however, this must be agreed in writing prior to the visit.
Visitors can explore the gardens on a self-guided tour from Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm. For a garden-only tour, simply call at the front door to pay the £3.50 admission (£2.00 for children 5-15 yrs) and collect your guide.
Visitors with impaired mobility and wheelchair users can access the ground floor Library Reading Room (where the bulk of the collection is housed), the Great Hall, Dining Room, Old Kitchen, and Library Terrace Gardens. Wheelchair users will need assistance if visiting alone, so please let us know and we will make arrangements to support you during your visit.
Please contact Sarah Parry on 01420 595908 or email Sarah.Parry@Chawtohouselibrary.org to book a tour or to discuss how we can best tailor your visit.