A warm welcome if you are thinking of planning a group visit to the Jane Austen Centre.
Our group service is tailored to your specific requirements. Whether your group is KS1 or HE, special interest, international student, WI or Probus, we will ensure you enjoy the perfect visit.
Please look at the options below. Visits can include any selection of these options, in the order that best suits your requirements. Our dedicated Group Organiser will be happy to help you plan the ideal schedule for your group.
Out of hours group visits are also available upon request.
Please be aware that we can only arrange group visits for 12 or more persons.
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.
Tearoom Menu and Prices
How To Book
If you would like to book a Group Visit please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*Easy coach drop-off just 50 metres from front door. MAP
Special Offer! Ensure your group has some memorable souvenirs to take away by pre-ordering your Group Visits goody bags, worth £5, for just £3 each. Goody bags include: 2 postcards, a pencil, a fridge magnet, a Mr Darcy sticker, Jane Austen’s A History of England and a leaflet.
New – Downloadable Resources. Group Visits support material such as quizzes, crosswords, scavenger hunts and a Risk Assessment to enhance your visit.
Jane Austen Centre Visit
Your Centre visite begins with a warm welcome and introductory talk from one of our knowledgeable and experienced guides. The introduction takes place on the first floor of this attractive Georgian town house, in a classically decorated period room. Following the talk your group is shown to our exhibition where their visit continues, unguided, at their own pace, finishing in our well-stocked gift shop. If you have any questions on Jane Austen or Bath our guides 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 guides 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.
The Regency Tea Rooms
If your visit is more leisurely you may like to enjoy some refreshments in our lovely Regency Tea Rooms on the second floor. Serving real leaf tea, home made cakes and light snacks, the Tea Room Manager and friendly staff will be delighted to welcome you.
Special ‘Out of Hours’ visits
For groups of 45 or more, for your comfort, we recommend out of normal hours visiting, either before 9.45am in summer (11am in winter) or after 4.30pm. By arrangement, in the evening we can accommodate groups who 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 to download here. For a really excellent taste of Jane Austen’s Bath, why not include a walking tour with your visit to the Centre? A Northanger Abbey or Persuasion walk is the perfect way to bring the novels to life.
Facts and Figures
- There is a convenient coach drop off in nearby Queen Square
- Maximum group size for each Centre visit is 25
- 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 Rooms can accommodate groups of up to 25
- Payment is taken in advance by credit card, cheque, BACS or cash
Send a Group Booking enquiry
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