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Jane Austen's House Museum

Save the Roof at Jane Austen's House: Sponsor a Tile

We are inviting you to play a part in the restoration of Jane Austen's roof by sponsoring a roof tile for a donation of £15 ($20USD, 20EUR). Each tile sponsored will help us to renovate the historic roof of Jane Austen's House.
Charity Registration No: 1156458
About the charity

Jane Austen's House Museum

Jane Austen's House Museum was the home of Jane Austen for the last eight years of her life and is where she completed all of her novels. The Museum is run by an independent charitable trust and receives no regular public funding. The Museum relies on visitors and public donations to run.

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Sponsor a Roof Tile

The roof at Jane Austen's House was last refurbished in 1948, before the House was opened to the public.

Now, 70 years on and a million visitors later, major repairs are required to restore and secure it for the future.

We are inviting you to play a part in the restoration of Jane's roof by sponsoring a roof tile for a donation of just £15 ($20USD, 20EUR), or whatever you can afford.

Each tile sponsored will help us to renovate the historic roof at Jane Austen's House, using reclaimed, handmade clay roof tiles installed by specialist contractors. We also need to ensure these works do not disturb the rare bats that share the site with us, adding another layer of difficulty and expense to this already complicated job.

This is specialist work, involving some 30,000 tiles. We need your help to make it happen, and to preserve safe access to Jane Austen's House for future generations!

Be a part of the history of Jane Austens House

All proceeds raised through this campaign will go towards the renovation of the roof at Jane Austen's House, as part of our Jane's Fund appeal. Please remember to GiftAid your donation if you are eligible to do so.

Your sponsorship will be recorded in the Roof Donations Register which will be held in perpetuity in the archive at the Museum.

Important information for Donors

When donating, remember to give your name so that it can be recorded in the Roof Donations Register. If you are donating on behalf of another person, please indicate this and include their name in the message field so we can be sure to record it in the Donations Register.

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331

Jane Chewning Prugh

23 hours ago

Here's to the continuation of Jane Austen's worldwide influence and the joy her novels have brought to so many.

£30.00

Anonymous

1 day ago

Given with Happy 70th Birthday wishes to Clare McCann, Austen appreciator and particular lover of Persuasion.

£30.00

Holly

2 days ago

Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors, and I am proud to contribute money for a roof tile.

£15.00

Anonymous

2 days ago

Just a little contribution to restore the house of my favourite writer ever. Stefania

£15.00

Anonymous

2 days ago

Donating for a roof tile as a gift to my god daughter for her 17th birthday.

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

About the charity

Jane Austen's House Museum
Jane Austen's House Museum

Jane Austen's House Museum was the home of Jane Austen for the last eight years of her life and is where she completed all of her novels. The Museum is run by an independent charitable trust and receives no regular public funding. The Museum relies on visitors and public donations to run.

Charity Registration No: 1156458

http://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk

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Save the Roof at Jane Austen's House: Sponsor a Tile

Jane Austen's House Museum