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The Jane Austen Centre

40 Gay Street
Queen Square
The Jane Austen Centre


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.00 per ticket
Child (6 - 16)£6.20 per ticket
Family (2 Adults + up to 4 Children)£28.00 per ticket
Senior (60+)£10.50 per ticket
Small Family (1 Adult with up to 4 children)£21.00 per ticket
Student£9.50 per ticket

Discovery card holders receive 10% discount on entry tickets. Children under 6 go free with an adult.


The Jane Austen Centre is dedicated to celebrating Bath’s most famous resident. The Centre offers a snapshot of what it would be like to live in the Regency times - the fashion, food, society - everything that would have inspired Austen’s timeless novels.

The Centre also explores how the city of Bath impacted upon Jane Austen’s life and writing in much loved books such as Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

The Centre is set in a classically decorated Georgian town house where your very own Austen experience will begin with a friendly welcome talk from a knowledgeable and helpful member of staff. After the introduction you’ll be free to wonder around the intriguing exhibition at your own pace. If you do need a helping hand or have any questions, there’s always an attentive staff member around.   

Get into the Jane Austen spirit and feel as if you’re really in Pride and Prejudice by dressing up in any number of the exhibition’s Regency costumes including bonnets, top hats, shawls, fans and dresses. You can impersonate Elizabeth Bennett or re-live your favourite cringe-worthy moment of Mr. Collins. There are lots of opportunities for fun photos with the Centre providing a great backdrop.

The Regency themed Tea Rooms ( previously awarded The Tea Guild's Award of Excellence) are located on the second floor of the Centre where you can enjoy a pot of real leaf tea, some homemade cake or a scrumptious savoury snack. The Tea Rooms and Centre, which you will find in the heart of the Georgian city between Queen Square and The Circus, also has excellent rooftop views over the World Heritage City of Bath.

The Centre has a waxwork which, for the first time in history, creates a lifelike portrayal of what Jane Austen would have looked like. It took three years for Melissa Dring, forensic artist, to construct the waxwork which is based on eye-witness descriptions and a sketch by Austen’s sister Cassandra. This new addition to The Jane Austen Centre means visitors can get up close to the women herself for the first time in centuries!

Before leaving, don’t forget to visit the gift shop for a souvenir of your visit. Choose from many exclusive and handmade items including cards, home ware, stationery and specially designed gifts, as well as all of Jane Austen’s novels and film adaptations.

The Centre is a must for any Jane Austen fan. Not only can you learn about the time she spent here in Bath, but also about her life as a whole and what events and people may have influenced the scenes and characters you know and love.


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  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection
  • In town/city centre
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest


  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route


  • On-Site café/restaurant - The Regency Tea Room on the 2nd floor has been awarded the Tea Guild's 'Award of Excellence'

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 1 hour
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 60
  • Min group size - 12
  • Open by appointment only
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Switch accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Open All Year
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Access Information


Ramp to the main entrance
Steps to the main entrance
There are 2 steps to the main entrance


Information available in alternative formats
Otherforeign language guides available
Information available in audio format
Information available in large print


Staff have had disability awareness training


Audible alarm system
Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
Effective lighting throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided
Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
Non-smoking policy throughout the attraction
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
Some routes
Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility

This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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Tel: +44 01225 443000

Opening Times

Winter Opening (1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)
Summer Opening (1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)

* During July and August the Centre is open from 9.30am until 6pm (Last entry to Centre & Tearoom is 1 hour before closing).

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
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