Chawton House library
Since Caroline and her family left Chawton House, the Knight family have leased the house to a charitable trust for 125 years. The house had been fully restored and is now open to the public as Chawton House Library, a UK-registered charity.
Chawton House Library preserves a unique collection of early women’s writing (1600 – 1830). Visitors can enjoy the ‘Great House’ referred to in Jane’s letters, relax in the tranquil gardens, and find inspiration in the lives and works of our women writers.
Chawton House Library is open to the visiting public from March to October; anyone who wants to read the books can make an appointment, at any time For further information, event programme and admission prices click on the link below: