Chawton House was owned by Jane Austen’s brother Edward, and known to her as ‘the Great House’. Jane lived in a cottage on his estate and would stroll up to ‘dawdle away’ many an hour in the grand Elizabethan manor and its picturesque gardens. 

Visitors can saunter through the grounds, see Austen heirlooms, such as the dining table at which Jane would have enjoyed family meals, and explore the extensive collection of early women’s writing.

Whether you are inspired by women’s literature, keen to follow in Austen’s footsteps and explore the beautiful gardens or simply to enjoy lunch or a slice of cake in the Old Kitchen Tearoom, the friendly staff and volunteers will make you feel at home. 
 

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Close to Chichester District - Food & Drink

Wine Tasting Evening - Hambledon Vineyard

chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/wine-tasting-evening-hambledon-vineyard/
Friday 13 March, 7-9pm£25 per person. 10% discount on all purchases of bottles of wine on the night!Chawton House have partnered up with Hambledon Vineyard to offer this unique evening event. Come along and try some beautiful Hampshire-made sparkling wine in the atmospheric surroundings of the Old Kitchen Tearoom.This will be a fun, social evening, showcasing these unique English wines, with the o
Event date(s):
13th March 2020 19:00 - 21:00
Close to Chichester District - Nature & Wildlife

National Garden Scheme Snowdrops Day

chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/national-garden-scheme-snowdrop-day-4/
Sunday 23 February11.00 am – 4.00pmChawton House is opening the garden for a special viewing of the snowdrops, as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), an inspiring programme that organises the opening of outstanding gardens around the country to raise funds for charity. Entry to the garden will be £5 (children under 16 go free) and all funds will go to a range of beneficiaries selected by NG
Event date(s):
23rd February 2020 11:00 - 16:00
Close to Chichester District - Tour

Theatre Tours

www.groundlings.co.uk
Discover the history of The Old Beneficial School on one of Groundlings' historical tours.Explore the truth surrounding Charles Dickens' birth and learn of former pupil Sir Henry Ayers, the man who became a rock in the middle of Australia.With guided tours and illustrated talks by costumed actors taking you through the sights and sounds of this wonderful Georgian school, our theatre tour is a fasc
Event date(s):
29th January 2020 13:00 - 14:00
13th February 2020 13:00 - 14:00
27th February 2020 13:00 - 14:00
12th March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
26th March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
09th April 2020 13:00 - 14:00
23rd April 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Close to Chichester District - Tour

Theatre Tours

www.groundlings.co.uk
Discover the history of The Old Beneficial School on one of Groundlings' historical tours.Explore the truth surrounding Charles Dickens' birth and learn of former pupil Sir Henry Ayers, the man who became a rock in the middle of Australia.With guided tours and illustrated talks by costumed actors taking you through the sights and sounds of this wonderful Georgian school, our theatre tour is a fasc
Event date(s):
29th January 2020 13:00 - 14:00
13th February 2020 13:00 - 14:00
27th February 2020 13:00 - 14:00
12th March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
26th March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
09th April 2020 13:00 - 14:00
23rd April 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Close to Chichester District - Tour

Theatre Tours

www.groundlings.co.uk
Discover the history of The Old Beneficial School on one of Groundlings' historical tours.Explore the truth surrounding Charles Dickens' birth and learn of former pupil Sir Henry Ayers, the man who became a rock in the middle of Australia.With guided tours and illustrated talks by costumed actors taking you through the sights and sounds of this wonderful Georgian school, our theatre tour is a fasc
Event date(s):
29th January 2020 13:00 - 14:00
13th February 2020 13:00 - 14:00
27th February 2020 13:00 - 14:00
12th March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
26th March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
09th April 2020 13:00 - 14:00
23rd April 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Close to Chichester District - Tour

Theatre Tours

www.groundlings.co.uk
Discover the history of The Old Beneficial School on one of Groundlings' historical tours.Explore the truth surrounding Charles Dickens' birth and learn of former pupil Sir Henry Ayers, the man who became a rock in the middle of Australia.With guided tours and illustrated talks by costumed actors taking you through the sights and sounds of this wonderful Georgian school, our theatre tour is a fasc
Event date(s):
29th January 2020 13:00 - 14:00
13th February 2020 13:00 - 14:00
27th February 2020 13:00 - 14:00
12th March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
26th March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
09th April 2020 13:00 - 14:00
23rd April 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Close to Chichester District - Tour

Theatre Tours

www.groundlings.co.uk
Discover the history of The Old Beneficial School on one of Groundlings' historical tours.Explore the truth surrounding Charles Dickens' birth and learn of former pupil Sir Henry Ayers, the man who became a rock in the middle of Australia.With guided tours and illustrated talks by costumed actors taking you through the sights and sounds of this wonderful Georgian school, our theatre tour is a fasc
Event date(s):
29th January 2020 13:00 - 14:00
13th February 2020 13:00 - 14:00
27th February 2020 13:00 - 14:00
12th March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
26th March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
09th April 2020 13:00 - 14:00
23rd April 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Close to Chichester District - Workshops

Photography Workshop: Bluebells

chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/photography-workshop-bluebells/
Saturday 28th March 10:00am-2:30pm£45 per person (includes lunch)Enjoy a day of creativity within the Hampshire Countryside, based here at the beautiful setting of Chawton House.Do you know how to use your camera?? Don’t worry as our in house Photographer, Claire Lewis, is here to help.Claire will guide and support you to take your photography to the next level. Don’t worry about what type of came
Event date(s):
20th April 2020 10:30 - 14:00
Close to Chichester District - Workshops

Photography Workshop: Bluebells

chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/photography-workshop-bluebells/
Saturday 28th March 10:00am-2:30pm£45 per person (includes lunch)Enjoy a day of creativity within the Hampshire Countryside, based here at the beautiful setting of Chawton House.Do you know how to use your camera?? Don’t worry as our in house Photographer, Claire Lewis, is here to help.Claire will guide and support you to take your photography to the next level. Don’t worry about what type of came
Event date(s):
20th April 2020 10:30 - 14:00
Close to Chichester District - Workshops

Calligraphy Workshop- Dip Pen

chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/modern-calligraphy-workshop-dip-pen-4/
Sunday 5 April, 10:30am-2:30pmIf you are looking to learn the fundamentals of modern calligraphy in a fun & relaxed atmosphere, why not head to Chawton House this Spring to give it a go?On arrival you will be given your calligraphy kit to use during the session. There will be plenty of one-to-one time during the group workshop so each student has enough time & attention to help develop the
Event date(s):
05th April 2020 10:30 - 14:30
Close to Chichester District - Workshops

Calligraphy Workshop- Dip Pen

chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/modern-calligraphy-workshop-dip-pen-4/
Sunday 5 April, 10:30am-2:30pmIf you are looking to learn the fundamentals of modern calligraphy in a fun & relaxed atmosphere, why not head to Chawton House this Spring to give it a go?On arrival you will be given your calligraphy kit to use during the session. There will be plenty of one-to-one time during the group workshop so each student has enough time & attention to help develop the
Event date(s):
05th April 2020 10:30 - 14:30
Close to Chichester District - Books and Literature

Talk: Sharon Wright - Those Magnificent Women In Their Flying Machines

chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/talk-sharon-wright-those-magnificent-women-in-their-flying-machines/
More than a century before the first aeroplane Georgian women were heading for the heavens in crazy, inspired contraptions that could bring death or glory and all too often, both. In 1783, humans learned how to fly with the invention of the hot air balloon. Jane Austen was eight years old when the ‘Balloonomania’ craze swept through eighteenth-century fashion, science and showbiz. 
Event date(s):
19th March 2020 18:30 - 20:00