Jane Austen in Bath

Centre Visitors to the Jane Austen Centre

Listen to what typical centre visitors are saying about their experiences at the Jane Austen Centre.

We have Centre visitors from all over the world. There is a growing trend around Christmas to have many Chinese nationals arriving in Bath. They are keen to meet the staff and visit the Centre.

We have Centre visitors from every continent. They are mainly English speaking but more and more from India. Japan, Russia and the Baltic states are travelling to Bath.

The Centre visitors will have have a positive interaction with  the staff who 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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