£7,276
raised
by 113 supporters
RCN 1156458

Story

We need your help to enable us to preserve the house where Jane created Emma Woodhouse and Mr Knightley, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth and where she perfected Elizabeth Bennet, Mr Darcy, Catherine Morland and the Dashwoods. From major structural work to repairing windows and redecorating interiors, your donation is vital to help us protect the house for future generations.

This special Grade 1 Listed building sheltered and inspired Jane for the last eight years of her life, providing her with the safe and secure home she needed to write. When Jane moved here in 1809 the house was already 300 years old, and the building's great age and rich history mean that it is today in need of regular conservation as well as some major restoration work.

We are so proud to have been able to restore the roof of the main house, but now urgently need to turn our attention to the fascinating domestic wing, which supports the running of the House today, as much as it did in Austen's time. These buildings also need reroofing, as well as structural work. In most need is the roof to the Alcove, which shelters Jane's Donkey Cart, so vital to her for independence and adventures in the local Hampshire countryside.

If you love Jane Austen and want to help us honour her memory by securing this treasured Austen site, please donate to Janes Fund and help us to continue the story of this most special of buildings.

About the charity

Jane Austen's House Museum

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RCN 1156458
Jane Austen's House was the home of Jane Austen for the last eight years of her life and is where she completed all of her novels. The House is run by an independent charitable trust and receives no regular public funding. The Museum relies on visitors and public donations to run.

Donation summary

Total raised
£7,275.12
+ £275.38 Gift Aid
Online donations
£6,525.12
Offline donations
£750.00
Direct donations
£6,525.12
Donations via fundraisers
£0.00

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