Jane Austen CentreCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: 40 Gay St, Bath BA1 2NT, United Kingdom, BA1 2NT
- Timings: 11:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1225443000
- Fax: +44-01225443018
- Ticket Price: 8 GBP
- Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Shop, Social, Arts, Museums
Bath is the Mecca for Jane Austen fanatics. The museum here outlines the life that this deeply insightful author had in the city, and the great impact that living here had on her novels.
The staff is fantastic and are every bit the Jane Austen lover that you are. You get to try out some period costumes so keep the cameras handy. Make sure you stay back for afternoon tea or a “Sparkling Tea with Mr. Darcy”. Yes, this is a teahouse and the experience just isn’t complete without a crumpet and a cuppa.
- Varies according to season.
- November to April : Sunday – Friday last entry to Centre & Tearoom 3:30 pm.
- Saturdays Last entry to Centre & Tearoom at 4:30 pm.
- Buses on Queen’s Square
- The Pig & Fiddle
- The Chequers
- The Circus Cafe and Restaurant
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95% of people who visit Bath include Jane Austen Centre in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
48.7% of people start their Jane Austen Centre visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Jane Austen Centre
94.73% of people prefer walking in order to reach Jane Austen Centre
Great place! A must visit for the Austen fans. They have some of the costumes from the TV series and the movie displayed here as well. With all the staff dressed in period costumes, it's like stepping back in history. Visit to the cafe for their delicious cream tea is a must. The traditional tea with warm scones served by friendly staff dressed in period costumes is truly a special treat.
A small, perfectly formed tribute to Jane Austen and the characters from her books. You are greeted at the door by a man dressed in full Regency regalia which immediately sets the tone; all staff at the centre dress in the fashion of that time. For £12 (£11 before 12pm) you can access the exhibition which includes an informative introductory talk. You should also check out the tea rooms on the second floor when you can enjoy a simple but tasty afternoon tea.
Good history recap and review, particularly if you’re interested in Jane Austin. The staff are lovely and super helpful. Shame that this isn’t actually a house that she lived in but rather it’s a few doors down the street from one where she lived for a year. Good fun though.
This is THE place to go for a cream tea on a wet Saturday afternoon in Bath. Scones were warm and fresh, including a delicious gluten free scone, with a good helping of proper clotted cream and quality jam. Plenty of different teas to choose from. The waiting staff were very polite and attentive. A nice touch was that each staff member has a name badge with a character from a Jane Austen novel. We had a merry time guessing which character might suit each of the waiting staff and then checking their name badge - we got two right!
As a huge fan of Jan Austens writing this was a wonderful experience. The Jan Austen Centre provided a wonderful insight into Janes life in Bath. There was a rich vein of information that most would not know and it has added to my knowledge gaps in a most excellent way. Highly recommend a visit it is one of the highlights of Bath