Adrian Lukis (Wickham) to appear at Jane Austen Festival

Adrian Lukis

Amongst the 60 or so events crammed into this year’s annual Jane Austen Festival in Bath will be the special appearance by actor Adrian Lukis (George Wickham in the BBC 1995 adaptation of P&P). Very appropriate as this year marks the 200th anniversary of the sale of the copyright of Pride & Prejudice to the publisher Thomas Egerton. Jane… Read more about Adrian Lukis (Wickham) to appear at Jane Austen Festival

A proposal at the Centre

Marriage proposal witnessed by Martin Salter

We’ve just been sent some lovely photos of Zach’s proposal to Julie which happened recently in the Regency Tea Room. It’s so romantic. Here’s what they said; We cannot express our gratitude for all that you did to make sure that our special moment was perfect. We are so happy and we thank you with all… Read more about A proposal at the Centre

What would you ask Jane Austen if you could?

New Jane Austen Portrait

We posed a question on our Jane Austen Facebook site recently, ‘What one question would you ask Jane Austen if you could?’ Well, we got some great answers

Dressing Up Regency Style with hats, bonnets, reticules and scarves

Trying on some Regency Costume

We’ve recently added a new section to the exhibition where we allow our visitors to dress up using Regency bonnets, top hats, shawles, fans, reticules and parasols. As you would imagine, it is going down very well and everyone is having a lot of fun.

Lizzie is Back


Great News, our iconic front of house mannequin ‘Lizzie’ is back from her Spring break and is looking good! Having had a few minor mishaps over the years including a couple of falls, we felt she needed a short vacation to bring the colour back to her cheeks. Well, she is back and looking good. Our visitors really enjoy… Read more about Lizzie is Back

‘Lizzie’ is taken away

Lizzie in winter

It is a sad day today. This morning at 10.30am a man in a van came and took away our ‘Lizzie’.

Ebay Jane Austen Auction outcomes


Film costumes are being despatched to all parts of the globe this week as the ebay Jane Austen costume winners celebrate their good fortune.

Film Costumes up for Auction on Ebay

A selection Jane Austen Film Costumes from BAFTA and Emmy award winning designer Andrea Galer go up for auction on ebay in March.