Jane Austen's House Museum

Family, Friendship and Northanger Abbey

Displays throughout the Museum, featuring newly acquired treasures, will explore the themes of family and friendship in both Northanger Abbey and in the lives of the Austen family

All of Jane Austen's novels focus on family and friendship, but it is widely suggested that the family of Catherine Morland, the heroine of Northanger Abbey, most strongly reflects life in the Austen family. Like Jane, Catherine's father was a clergyman and they both grew up in a vicarage with a large and lively family.

Come and discover how attending society balls, writing letters and reading novels played a role in the lives of these real and imagined characters.

Event Details


Thursday 1 February to Friday 31 August 2018


Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, GU34 1SD


See Museum website for details of admission prices: www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk

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Event details may be subject to change.