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9. The Jane Austen Centre

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The Jane Austen Centre

The Jane Austen Centre tells the story of the effect that living in Bath had on this famous author and her writing. Jane Austen paid two long visits to Bath at the end of the 18th century, and from 1801 to 1806, the city was her home. The centre contains period costumes, books, maps and contemporary exhibits including film. Enquire about the guided walks, which will take you past houses where Jane Austen lived and the settings for the novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. 
 
The Jane Austen Centre Address:
The Jane Austen Centre
40 Gay Street
Queens Square
Bath
BA1 2NT
England, UK

The Jane Austen Centre Opening Times:
14th March to 8th November, Daily, 9.45 am to 5.30 pm. Open until 7.00 pm during July and August.
9th November to 13th March, Sunday to Friday, 11.00 am to 4.30 pm, and Saturday, 9.45 am to 5.30 pm.
 
Opening times may vary during school half terms. Please check the Jane Austen Centre website for details. 
Closed 24th to 26th December and 1st January.

The Jane Austen Centre Admission:
Adult £6.95
Senior/student £5.50
Child 6 - 15 years £3.95 (under 6 free with an adult)
Family £18.00 (2 adults with up to 4 children)

The Centre has wheelchair access to the ground floor.

Don't forget to pick up your Jane Austen Centre brochure at the Tourist Information Centre next to Bath Abbey.

T  +44 (0)1225 443000

F  +44 (0)1225 443018
 
W  The Jane Austen Centre 
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