Visit the Jane Austen Centre in Bath England


Visit the Jane Austen Centre in Bath England – Location and Opening

Visit The Jane Austen Centre in Bath England

*The Jane Austen Centre will be closed for renovation from Monday 13th to Friday 17th of January 2020*

The Jane Austen Centre is in the heart of the Georgian city of Bath England between the architectural attractions of Queen Square and the Circus, and just a short stroll from Bath Abbey, the Assembly Rooms and the Roman Baths. Here you can find out more about Jane Austen, her time in Bath and how the city shaped her work. You can also dress up in Regency costume, have your photo taken with our famous waxwork or try our delightful ‘Tea With Mr Darcy’ in the Regency Tea Room.

The Jane Austen Centre
40 Gay Street
Queen Square
Bath, England
Tel: (+44) 01225 443000

By Rail:

London Paddington to Bath Spa has a journey time of 1 hour 30 minutes

Birmingham to Bath Spa has a journey time of 1 hour 50 minutes with a change at Bristol Temple Meads

Manchester To Bath Spa has a journey time of 3 hour 30 minutes with a change at Bristol Temple Meads

The Jane Austen Centre is a delightful 15 minute (1 mile) walk from the station through the Georgian streets of the city

By Road:

London to Bath is 104 miles/ 164 km

Birmingham to Bath is 110 miles/ 175Km

Manchester to Bath is 180 miles/ 290Km

Nearest long stay car park is Charlotte Street only 3 minutes (150 metres) walk to the Jane Austen Centre – Use BA1 2NE in satnav

Sightseeing Buses;

The nearest ‘City Sightseeing’ Bus stop is only 50 yards from the Jane Austen Centre. This is a hop on/hop off service which also stops at Bath Spa Train and Bus station. For the Jane Austen Centre please alight at Queen Square.

Opening Times

 Visit Date Opening Time Closing Time
Winter (November – March)
Sunday – Friday 10am
Saturday 9.45am
Sunday – Friday 4pm
Saturday 5.30pm
Summer (April – October)
Every Day 9.45am
Every Day 5.30pm
Peak Summer Months (July – August)
Every Day 9:30am
Every Day 6pm

Last full entry to the Exhibition and Tea Room is 1 hour before closing time. Gift Shop remains open until the Centre closes.

Please note, we are closed each year on the following dates:
December 25th – 26th
January 1st

Admission Prices

Family (2 adults and up to 4 children)

Buy Tickets to the Jane Austen Centre

You can buy Jane Austen Centre tickets online at the Jane Austen Online Gift Shop.

Make a Group Booking

Visiting with a group of  12 or more? Head over to the Jane Austen Centre Group Bookings page.

Wheelchair Access

Due to the nature of the Georgian building that hosts our exhibit, the Jane Austen Centre has wheelchair access to the ground floor only. Please See The Jane Austen Centre Access Statement for more information.

Hotels in Bath

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