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The Jane Austen Centre

40 Gay Street, Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2NT


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Celebrating Bath's most famous resident.

The Jane Austen 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 townhouse, 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 wander around the intriguing exhibition at your own pace. 

Get into the Jane Austen spirit and feel as if you’re really in Pride and Prejudice by dressing up in the exhibition’s Regency costumes, including bonnets, top hats, shawls, fans and dresses. There are lots of opportunities for fun photos with the Jane Austen Centre providing a great backdrop.

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 an experienced team, including sculptor Mark Richards and forensic artist Melissa Dring, to construct the waxwork which is based on eyewitness descriptions and a sketch by Austen’s sister Cassandra. For the first time in centuries, visitors can get up close to Jane Austen herself!

Once you've finished exploring, head upstairs to The Regency Tea Room for a delicious afternoon tea.

A truly wonderful experience for all.

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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
Student£9.50 per ticket

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


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

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


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

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Show Facilities

Opening Times

Summer Opening (1 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)
Monday - Sunday09:45 - 17:30*
Winter Opening (1 Nov 2022 - 31 Mar 2023)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00*
Saturday09:45 - 17:30*
Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* 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


Friday, 9th September 2022 - Sunday, 18th September 2022

The Jane Austen Festival
The Jane Austen FestivalTen wonderful days of celebrating all things Austen in the beautiful city of Bath.
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