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See us through to the next chapter…

We are launching an urgent, large-scale funding campaign to reimagine and enhance the manor house in Chawton that was as familiar to Jane Austen as her own village home.

We have ambitious plans for Jane Austen’s ‘Great House’ to reach its full potential as a major literary landmark. We want to expand our facilities to secure the house’s survival and provide an enhanced experience of the Chawton estate that was Jane Austen’s home throughout the final, productive years of her life.

We need your help to turn this vision into reality.

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  • Photo of Greg Wise

Campaign receives £100k grant boost and actor Greg Wise adds his support

Actor Greg Wise, who played John Willoughby in the adaptation of Sense and Sensibility,

  • Photo of house with New York state flag

We are flying the New York state flag over Jane Austen’s ‘Great House’ today!

This is part of a creative fundraising initiative spearheaded by the library's closest friends across

  • Photo of Hosts Dan Macey and Paul Savidge

Philadelphia Fundraising Dinner raises over $4,500 for Jane Austen’s Great House!

Special thanks to Paul Savidge and Dan Macey for their inspiring fundraising efforts... Hosts

  • Photo of Emma Thompson

Oscar winner and Hollywood star Emma Thompson backs our campaign

Emma Thompson (Photo credit: Nick Haddow) As we launch our new #BrickbyBrick campaign,

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