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Step into Jane Austen's World

At the Jane Austen Centre

The Jane Austen Centre Exhibition, Festival, Gift Shop and Regency Tea Room in Bath UK

Inside the Jane Austen Centre

Stepping into Jane Austen's world.

We offer you a snapshot of Jane Austen's life in Bath during Regency times and show you how living in this magnificent city affected our celebrated author and her writing.

Let our famous costumed Guides take you on an entertaining and educational journey through the iconic Centre. Have fun dressing up using our extensive collection of dresses, bonnets, coats, spencers and accessories. Taste some Regency food, have a go writing with a quill pen and ink and make sure you have your picture taken with the world famous Austen waxwork.
There is so much to see and do.

Find the Jane Austen Centre, Bath

We're easy to find

The Jane Austen Centre is located in a beautiful Georgian building in the heart of the City of Bath. Situated between the architectural attractions of Queen Square and the Circus, and just a short stroll from Bath Abbey, the Assembly Rooms and the Roman Baths. 

There is a long stay carpark nearby in Charlotte Street

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Lovely afternoon

"We spent a lovely couple of hours at the Jane Austen centre. The first learning about Jane and her life here in Bath, the second enjoying a delicious (and filling) 'afternoon tea with Mr Darcy'. Highly recommend - you don't need to be a Jane Austin fan to appreciate the history and the cakes."

Great experience

"Great little museum with lots to read and learn. Really well displayed. There is a good variety of information and a fun place to dress up. I also loved the photos from the film. The staff were lovely and very welcoming."

A worthwhile experience regardless if you're a Austen fan or not.

"Learned alot of things about Jane Austen and how her time in Bath influenced her last two books, learned about her family tree, and got to see the types of clothes that were worn back in the day. I feel the centre is a worthwhile visit regardless if you are an Austen fan or not."


Regency Tea Room

Afternoon Tea at the Regency Tea Room

After your visit, enjoy a pot of real leaf tea, some home-made cake, a delicious cream tea or a tasty light lunch upstairs in the famous Regency Tea Room.

We have achieved Tea Guild ‘Award of Excellence’ status so you can expect an exceptional level of quality and service.

Awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

Group Visits:

If you would like to find out more information about group bookings or have any other questions please email us using this email link

The Exhibition at the Jane Austen Centre

Book your Jane Austen Centre tickets

Adult Ticket Online - £15.75
Senior Ticket Online (60 years or over) - £14.50
Child Ticket Online (6 - 16 years) - £7.50
Student Ticket Online - £13.50
Family Ticket Online (2 adults and up to 4 children) - £38.50

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The Jane Austen Festival Summer Ball

The Jane Austen Festival

Ten wonderful days of celebrating all things Austen in the beautiful city of Bath.

The Jane Austen Festival in Bath is the largest and longest running Jane Austen Festival in the world. The first Festival in 2001 took place over a single weekend and has since grown into a 10 day programme, drawing over 5000 people from around the world.

The festival begins with our Regency Costumed Promenade, which has been filling the streets of Bath with over 900 people in Regency dress and since 2004 holds the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest gathering of people dressed in Regency costumes’. Full of bonnets, soldiers, and drummers the backdrop of Georgian Bath transports visitors back to the time of Jane Austen.

Find out more here.

Jane Austen In Bath

Jane Austen in Bath

Jane spent several years living and writing in Bath. In fact, two of her novels are set in the city - 'Northanger Abbey' and 'Persuasion'.

In 1801, Jane Austen embarked on her first extended stay in Bath, a city renowned for its healing waters, fashionable society, and thriving social scene. The grandeur of Bath's Georgian architecture, with its iconic Royal Crescent and the stately Pulteney Bridge spanning the River Avon, immediately captured Austen's imagination.

Jane Austen's time in Bath not only shaped her literary works but also offered her a deeper understanding of human nature and societal norms. Her observations of the rigid class structure and the impact of societal expectations became integral themes in her novels, resonating with readers across generations.

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