The Jane Austen Story
The exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s publications, the exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire: her birth and childhood in Steventon, her writing and life in Chawton and her final few weeks and death in Winchester.
This summer only (from mid-May to end-September), an additional display in the Cathedral focusses on the less well-known details of her faith and courage during her sickness, the tender care of her sister Cassandra, and the quiet burial attended by her grieving brothers. It will include a poem in her own handwriting, several first editions of her books, and in June and July, the burial register containing her name.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the rest of the Cathedral’s treasures during their visit. Cathedral admission fees apply.
If making a special visit please check the Cathedral website for closures.