Jane Austen Centre

Address: 40 Gay Street, Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2NT, England
Telephone: 01225 443000

- Mid-range


Discover writer Jane Austen’s Bath.

Bath’s most famous resident lived just up the road from the Jane Austen centre and was resident there between 1801-1806. The Centre is a permanent exhibition of Austen related memorabilia and is a must for fans – it’s also an enjoyably twee way for non-literary minds to while away an hour or so and get into the Georgian era. I love the Regency Tea Rooms on the top floor (free to visit) where you can get ‘tea with Mr Darcy’ and they serve delicious cakes and sandwiches - they've recently reopened after a lovely refubishment. 

Value for money

Price advice

Adult tickets are £6.95.

Expert tips

As it’s a listed building there is only wheelchair access to the ground floor.

Jane Austen themed walking tours leave from outside the tourist office on Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays at 11am. Tickets are £6 from the tourist office near the Abbey and 90 minutes tours start from there.

Get discounts in the tea room with the Bath Visitors Card, which can be bought from the tourist office near the Abbey for £3.

During the last week of September there is a Jane Austen Festival with events across the city and a Regency costume parade.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • History