There probably isn't a book reader in the world that hasn't heard of Jane Austen. With her having very strong links with Bath, and at one time actually living on Gay Street, it seems quite fitting that there should be a centre here dedicated to her life and works, and after my visit to the Jane Austen Centre I can say with hand held on heart, they have done her great justice. Everywhere you turn in this museum, there is something fascinating to look at or read, and you could literally spend hours here or as little as you like, depending on how much of a fan you really are. I loved the costumed characters that are all over the centre, and in the Regency Tea Rooms, you could quite possibly get served by Darcy himself, although your more likely to see him meandering through the corridors of the centre.
The Jane Austen Centre
Jane Austen in Bath features the Jane Austen Centre which houses a permanent exhibition telling the story of Jane's experience in the city between 1801 and 1806 and the effect that living here had on her and her writing.
Our dedicated, costumed staff will bring the experience to life. If you wish you can also dress in Regency Style. Before you leave you must try traditional afternoon tea in our award winning Regency Tea Room. Outside of the Centre we offer Jane Austen themed walking tours.
Every year we hold a Jane Austen Festival - Nine glorious days of costume, music, drama, dancing, food, fashion, talks, tours and fun at a variety of venues in and around the city.
We have a bespoke service for group visitors. We have collected lots of fun online music videos about Jane Austen. The Jane Austen Centre really is the perfect starting point to an exploration of Jane Austen's Bath.
The Centre at 40 Gay Street in Bath houses a permanent exhibition which tells the story of Jane's experience in the city between 1801 and 1806 and the effect that living here had on her and her writing.Gay Street is the ideal location for the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, set between two of Bath's architectural masterpieces, Queen Square and the Circus.