Sponsor a Roof Tile
The roof at Jane Austen's House was last refurbished in 1948, before the House was opened to the public.
Now, 70 years on and a million visitors later, major repairs are required to restore and secure it for the future.
We are inviting you to play a part in the restoration of Jane's roof by sponsoring a roof tile for a donation of just £15 ($20USD, 20EUR), or whatever you can afford.
Each tile sponsored will help us to renovate the historic roof at Jane Austen's House, using reclaimed, handmade clay roof tiles installed by specialist contractors. We also need to ensure these works do not disturb the rare bats that share the site with us, adding another layer of difficulty and expense to this already complicated job.
This is specialist work, involving some 30,000 tiles. We need your help to make it happen, and to preserve safe access to Jane Austen's House for future generations!
Be a part of the history of Jane Austens House
All proceeds raised through this campaign will go towards the renovation of the roof at Jane Austen's House, as part of our Jane's Fund appeal. Please remember to GiftAid your donation if you are eligible to do so.
Your sponsorship will be recorded in the Roof Donations Register which will be held in perpetuity in the archive at the Museum.
Important information for Donors
When donating, remember to give your name so that it can be recorded in the Roof Donations Register. If you are donating on behalf of another person, please indicate this and include their name in the message field so we can be sure to record it in the Donations Register.