A warm welcome if you are thinking of planning a group visit to the Jane Austen Centre.
Please look at the options below. Visits can include any selection of these options, in the order that best suits your requirements.
Please use the contact email below and our dedicated Group Organiser will help you plan the ideal schedule and format for your visit..
Summer (March-October) 9.45am-5.30pm
Peak (July-August) 9.30am-6pm
Winter (November-February) 10am-4pm.
*1 group leader free with each 12 visitors
Special Offer! Ensure your group has some memorable souvenirs to take away by pre-ordering your Group Visits goody bags, worth £10, for just £5 each. Goody bags include: Exclusive Silhouette Pin Badge; Jane Austen’s A History of England; 2 postcards; a pencil; a fridge magnet and a Mr Darcy sticker.
A Centre only visit – please allow approximately 1 hour for your visit.
A Walking Tour of ‘Jane Austen’s Bath’ – approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Combined Walking Tour and Centre visit – please allow approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.
Taking traditional tea and refreshments in the Regency Tea Rooms – approximately 1 hour. (See Groups Menu below).
Discounted Group Rates - Minimum group size 12
Centre Visit only - Option 1
Walking Tour - Option 2
Centre Visit Plus Walking Tour - Option 3
Jane Austen Centre Visit
Your Centre visit begins with a warm welcome and introductory presentation talk from one of our knowledgeable and experienced Guide-Actors. This takes place on the first floor of this attractive Georgian town house, in a classically decorated period room. Following the presentation your group is taken through our interactive Exhibition where their visit continues at their own pace, finishing in our well-stocked Gift Shop. If you have any questions on Jane Austen or Bath our staff are always close at hand and very happy to answer them..
Walking Tours of Jane Austen’s Bath
There is nothing that our specialist Walking Tour costumed Guide-Actors like better than to show off our beautiful Georgian city to interested visitors. Let us take you to places mentioned in Jane Austen’s letters and her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Perhaps a more general history of Bath is required; whatever your group’s wishes we have the tour for you. With our private walks you can specify the focus, time and duration of the tour to suit your group and schedule.
* If you are smaller group interested in hiring a private Walking Tour Guide / Actor please email the Group Organiser.
The Regency Tea Room
If your visit is more leisurely you may like to enjoy some refreshments in our lovely Regency Tea Room on the second floor. Serving real leaf teas, homemade cakes and light snacks, our friendly Tea Room staff will be delighted to welcome you. The Tea Room is available for exclusive hire. Contact the Group Organiser for details. Regency Tea Room
Special ‘Out of Hours’ visits
For groups of 50 or more, for your comfort, we recommend out of normal hours visiting, either before 9.45am in summer/10.30am in winter or after 4.30pm summer/3pm in winter. ‘Out of Hours’ groups have the added bonus of exclusive use of the Centre..
School and Further Education Group visits
We can cater for most ages and abilities of students. Where possible, we will tailor our introductory talks to suit your group’s educational needs.
Quizzes and other supporting materials are available.
For a really excellent taste of Jane Austen’s Bath, why not include a walking tour with your visit to the Centre? The perfect way to bring the novels to life.
Facts and Figures
Easy coach drop-off just 50 metres from front door in Queen Square. MAP
Maximum group size for each Centre visit is 25. Larger groups can be accommodated but will have to be split.
Discounted tickets only apply to groups of 12 or more booked in advance
Printed guides in other languages can be provided.
Walking tours usually last 90 minutes but can be tailored to suit the group
The Regency Tea Room can accommodate groups of up to 25
Payment is taken in advance by credit card, cheque, BACS or cash
Mr. Darcy's Afternoon Tea
£19.50 Or £37 For Two
A decadent and delicious serving of exquisite cakes, divine finger sandwiches and a delightful warm scone served with Dorset clotted cream and seasonal jam
including a tea of your choice (see below).
Prosecco Afternoon Tea
£27 Or £52 For Two
Includes a 20cl bottle of Bottega Gold Prosecco each to go with the delights of the Tea with Mr Darcy.
Champagne Afternoon Tea
£65 For Two
A 70cl bottle of champagne to go with the delights of the Tea with Mr Darcy.
(Vegetarian / Vegan options available on request)
All our ingredients are sourced locally where possible. Gillards of Bath ~ Bakers of Bath ~ Didi Cakes ~ Waterhouse Fayre
All of our teas, jams and chutneys are available for purchase.
Loose Leaf Teas.
Jane Austen Blend
A light blend of China black teas, popular in regency times, when Indian teas were not readily available.
Traditional English tea made from a mix of India and Ceylon.
Black China tea, with citrus bergamot oil.
Bold China tea with a smoked flavour.
Between black and green tea, rich in antioxidants.
Black tea with malty flavour and bright colour.
The ‘Champagne of teas’ with a light delicate flavour.
Chun Mee Green
A pale green China tea, low in caffeine.
Spicy Black Chai
An Indian Black tea with cinnamon, aniseed, chicory, ginger.
Red South African tea, sweet nutty and caffeine free.
Light tea with peppermint oil, naturally refreshing.
Americano, Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte, Mocha or Cafetière.
Hot Chocolate £3.95
Marshmallows, cream on request.
All of our Teas are Loose leaf and have been skillfully blended by the dedicated tea tasters at Gillards of Bath, many recipes being over 100 years old.
Champagne, Prosecco and Wine
Duval Leroy Brut 75cl btl £55.00 Half btl £33.00
Bottega Prosecco 75cl btl £28.00 20cl btl £9.50
Cabernet Sauvignon 175ml btl £4.00
Sauvignon Blanc 175ml btl £4.00