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Meet the Jane Austen Staff

Some of the brilliant Jane Austen Staff

The Jane Austen Staff love meeting and talking to visitors who arrive at the Centre from all over the world. This is your chance to meet some of the Jane Austen staff in advance of your visit.

‘All staff wear themed costumes as Jane Austen characters, and enhance the visitor experience with their excellent knowledge and efficiency’
Visit England Quality Assurance Scheme, 2014


General Manager Eleanor

Senior Meeter/Greeter ‘Mr Bennet’

Centre Guide ‘Mrs Dashwood’

Giftshop Assistant ‘Elinor Dashwood’

Centre Guide ‘Georgiana Darcy’


Jane Austen Festival Organiser Jackie


The Jane Austen staff work at the  Centre at 40 Gay Street in Bath. The Centre houses a permanent exhibition telling the story of Jane’s experience in the city between 1801 and 1806 and the effect that living here had on her and her writing.

Gay Street is the ideal location for the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, set between two of Bath’s architectural masterpieces, Queen Square and the Circus built by John Wood the Elder and completed by his son John Wood the Younger.

Dr Oliver biscuits

Enjoying a taste of Georgian England

Jane Austen actually lived in Gay Street (higher up the hill on the same side, at No.25) for some months in 1805.

The exhibition at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath has been created with the guidance of local members of the Jane Austen Society and authorities on Jane Austen.

martin salter

This is our celebrated ‘man on the door’ Martin

The Jane Austen staff provide informative and exciting talks. The Centre with its knowledgeable staff, a lovely period atmosphere, exclusive film, costume, contemporary exhibits, maps and books is the perfect starting point to an exploration of Jane Austen’s Bath.

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