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The Jane Austen Centre

40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
+44 1225 443000
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The Jane Austen Centre features a permanent exhibition that tells the story of Bath's most famous resident, the author Jane Austen. It explores the effect that living in the Georgian city had on her life and writing. There is a delightful Giftshop on the ground floor, which sells unique items bespoke to the Jane Austen Centre, and a delicious Regency Tea Room on the 2nd floor, which offers 17 varieties of leafed tea to go with our locally baked cakes. The Centre organises an annual Jane Austen Festival as well as walking tours of the city with an Austen theme. Costumed Guides will take you through the exhibition and be on hand to satisfy your quest for knowledge of all things Austen. You will get to taste some period-recipe food, dress up in Regency costume, and have your photo take with the world famous Jane Austen waxwork.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit, probably the only thing I've enjoyed in Bath. The guide was very knowledgeable and a friendly chap. Probably somewhere you'd only go once, but worth a look.More

Thank William W
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear William, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Centre. Especially as we were the only thing you enjoyed in Bath! Your friendly and knowledgeable guide remembers you well and had a marvellous time showing you around. Thank you for your kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful experience for all Jane Austen fans - lots of interesting items to look at and run by a team who are obviously passionate about Jane and her works. The gift shop is lovely (although I wish it had more - kind of limited choices)....More

1  Thank Sarah S
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for your wonderful five-star review of the Jane Austen Centre. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit here and hope we can welcome you back in the future. With my very best wishes, Mary P.S. We also have an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jane Austen was a legendary writer and a few books were inspired by her time here in Bath. A visit to the Jane Austen centre is well worth it. You can even try on period costumes for photos. Difficult if you can't manage stairs. Good...More

Thank Michos65
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michos65, I'm so pleased that you had a marvellous time visiting the Jane Austen Centre, learning about Jane, Georgian Bath, and trying on Regency costumes. We do have quite a few stairs in our listed Georgian townhouse, but, although the Regency Tea Rooms are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff in the museum were kind and informative, however it was a bit of a disappointment. We are very interested in Jane Austen and I am a big fan of her works, howevbigthe museum was very small and cramped, and did not tell me...More

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Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jane Austen Centre Visitor, Thank you for your high praise of our Centre staff. We're all Austen enthusiasts here and we're delighted when fellow Austen fans come to visit us and enthuse with us. I'm sorry that you say you didn't learn anything you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess it is that thing you need to do in Bath. The gentleman on the door has been welcoming visitors daily for 10 years. What a trooper! Do not feel shattered if you miss out - it is OK, not wonderful. So much to...More

Thank Peta P
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Peta, Thank you for coming to visit us here at the Centre. As Austen mentions Bath in all of her novels, and sets large parts of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion here, the Centre really is a must-visit for any Austen fan (or anyone with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jane Austen my favorite author while growing up, whose movies I never get tired of watching. It was an honor to visit the house where she lived, walk down the stairs where she walked, sit & write with a quill like her... oh the feeling...More

Thank Sherpa S
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sherpa, It's wonderful to read that you're such a fan of Jane and her work. We're always delighted to welcome fellow Austen enthusiasts to the Centre. Although the Centre is not located in one of the houses in Bath in which Jane lived, it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Jane Austen Centre is staffed by Jane Austen enthusiasts in Regency period clothes. The centre is mainly 2 films and lots of placards of information that could be accessed on the internet. Jane Austen never lived in this house or set foot in it....More

1  Thank Maria G
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Maria, Thank you for your high praise of our charming and enthusiast staff. As well as our knowledgeable and welcoming guides, and two of our films and our placards which you mentioned, we also have lots of interactive exhibits to enjoy here at the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the guides popped history of Jane and some of the little pieces of information about her life...........also the wider family.

Thank micheleclayton1
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michele, Thank you for coming to visit us and giving us a five-star review. I'm delighted that you had such a wonderful time with us. With very best wishes, Mary

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Jane Austin and the Center had a really nice introduction into her life, but not much else. It is not her original home in Bath and she really wasn’t in Bath all that much.More

Thank tms221
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear tms221, It's lovely to read that you enjoyed the interesting introductory talk given by one of our costumed guides. As well as our introductory talk, a ticket to the Jane Austen Centre means you have access to an abundance of information about Jane in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us visited the Jane Austen Centre in early December 2017. The staff were lovely and friendly as well as being very knowledgeable, the museum was also great and we had fun dressing up in period clothes, but i think there could be more...More

Thank MargueritePearl
Mary W, Front Office Manager at The Jane Austen Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear MargueritePearl, Thank you for your great review of the Jane Austen Centre. As well as inspiring newcomers to Jane's work to read her novels and find out more about her, we also seek to give dedicated Austen fans further insight into her life and...More

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We recommend about an hour, but it depends how long you want to spend with us. There's no time limit and are more than welcome to stay with us for as long as you like!
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