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Jane Austen Centre

40 Gay Street Bath BA1 2NT 01225 443 000

We say

This homage to Jane Austen explores her numerous connections to the city – she spent five years in Bath and set two of her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, here – through a variety of costume set-pieces and writing extracts, though it’s as much a historical insight into Regency life as it is about the author herself. Period tearooms upstairs complete the picture, while the gift shop does a brisk trade in tongue-in-cheek memorabilia, including ‘I Love Mr Darcy’ bags and the like.

You say Average Rating ★★★☆☆

Learn fan language ★★★☆☆

You have to hear an introductory talk before getting to see the exhibition and there's not a lot there but it was still fun to visit as we tried on bonnets and learned fan language. (Yes, I was visiting with children and this is not really a family attraction.)

Jane Austen Centre reviewed by on April 30th, 2012

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£8, child £4.50


  • Café
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours
  • Wheelchair Access


March 26–Oct 31 daily 9.45am–5.30pm, July & Aug Thurs, Fri & Sat until 7pm; Nov 1–March 25 Mon–Fri & Sun 11am–4.30pm, Sat 9.45am–5.30pm

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