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 - 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 - Workshops

Bullet Journal Workshops

chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/bullet-journal-workshop-for-adults/
Adult workshops: Friday 10th April and Friday 5th June, 9:30am-1:00pm, £45 per person (includes materials and refreshments).Learn about the bullet journal system and how it can help you stay organised, and create a more meaningful and constructive life.Join a hands-on workshop to learn about the bullet journal system and how it can help you stay organised and on-schedule, as well as a pathway to a
Event date(s):
10th April 2020 9:30 - 13:00
05th June 2020 9:30 - 13:00
Close to Chichester District - Workshops

Bullet Journal Workshops

chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/bullet-journal-workshop-for-adults/
Adult workshops: Friday 10th April and Friday 5th June, 9:30am-1:00pm, £45 per person (includes materials and refreshments).Learn about the bullet journal system and how it can help you stay organised, and create a more meaningful and constructive life.Join a hands-on workshop to learn about the bullet journal system and how it can help you stay organised and on-schedule, as well as a pathway to a
Event date(s):
10th April 2020 9:30 - 13:00
05th June 2020 9:30 - 13:00
Close to Chichester District - Workshops

Bullet Journal Workshops

chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/bullet-journal-workshop-for-adults/
Adult workshops: Friday 10th April and Friday 5th June, 9:30am-1:00pm, £45 per person (includes materials and refreshments).Learn about the bullet journal system and how it can help you stay organised, and create a more meaningful and constructive life.Join a hands-on workshop to learn about the bullet journal system and how it can help you stay organised and on-schedule, as well as a pathway to a
Event date(s):
10th April 2020 9:30 - 13:00
05th June 2020 9:30 - 13:00
Close to Chichester District - Workshops

Bullet Journal Workshops

chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/bullet-journal-workshop-for-adults/
Adult workshops: Friday 10th April and Friday 5th June, 9:30am-1:00pm, £45 per person (includes materials and refreshments).Learn about the bullet journal system and how it can help you stay organised, and create a more meaningful and constructive life.Join a hands-on workshop to learn about the bullet journal system and how it can help you stay organised and on-schedule, as well as a pathway to a
Event date(s):
10th April 2020 9:30 - 13:00
05th June 2020 9:30 - 13:00
Close to Chichester District - Talk/Lecture

Elizabeth Knight: A Woman to be Reckoned WIth. A Talk by Alison Daniel

chawtonhouse.org/whats-on/elizabeth-knight-a-woman-to-be-reckoned-with-2/
Thursday 30 April, 6:30-8pm6:30 arrival and drinks. 7:00pm startBack by popular demand, discover more about Elizabeth Knight - the only woman to have presided over Chawton House. A formidable character, she refused to relinquish control in an age when wives had no legal identity of their own.Elizabeth Knight (1674-1737) was a woman to be reckoned with. Through a combination of family deaths and al
Event date(s):
30th April 2020 18:30 - 20:00