Jane Austen, one of the world's most famous authors, spent most of her life in the historic and beautiful county of Hampshire. Its houses, countryside and people provided the inspiration for many of her novels.

2017 marked the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, and Hampshire Cultural Trust came together with Jane Austen’s House Museum and many other partners across the county to celebrate Jane’s creativity and talent.

The year was packed with a collaborative programme of exhibitions, talks, walks, writing competitions and performances, press coverage of which ranged from local to international news.


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