The Jane Austen Centre, Bath
The Jane Austen Centre, Bath - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 40 Gay St, Bath BA1 2NT, United Kingdom
Ticket Price: 8 GBP
Timings: 11:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
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About The Jane Austen Centre, Bath
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.
The Jane Austen Centre Opening and Closing Hours
- 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.
How To reach The Jane Austen Centre by Public Transport
- Buses on Queen’s Square
Restaurants Near The Jane Austen Centre
- The Pig & Fiddle
- The Chequers
- The Circus Cafe and Restaurant
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The Jane Austen Centre, Bath Reviews - Write a Review
I've never read a Jane Austin book but came here as my girlfriend loves Jane Austin. She enjoyed the free guided walk around Bath that takes in the areas Jane Austin stayed and busted. The Jane Austin centre is interesting for a non Jane Austin fan but it wasn't really for me. The staff however we're friendly and were all very knowledable. Giving it 4 stars because my girlfriend enjoyed herself.
Jane Austen is not really my cup of tea, although I did like Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth and the Bollywood version. When visiting Bath I was dragged along by the wife and fully expected half a day of walking behind her looking at my shoes and getting told off for not taking an interest. Instead I quite enjoyed myself, the centre has folk in character with the period garb on and you can touch things instead of standing behind a red rope with your hands in your pockets. My favorite bit was "Martin" who I think is Mr Bennett, he is the greeter and is hilarious - have a chat with him on the way in, I did and laughed none stop for 10 minutes, he should do stand-up
I loved this exhibition, very informative with lots of interesting items on display, you can even dress up as a society lady or gent at the end which is fun and a great photo opportunity. Lovely gift shop and tea rooms make this a must see place to visit especially for literary lovers.
I personally didnt know anything about Jane Austen but had an amazing experience with the tour group I went with! The people were friendly, out going, knowledgeable and put on a wonderful presentation! The store has some adorable souvenirs and a cozy cafe upstairs. I encourage you to dress up in their costumes as well! As must try!
Third visit here and I don’t know why. It isn’t actually Jane Austen’s house. The plaques around the place with information are not helpful and the scones were hard as a rock. However, the Darjeeling was done perfectly.