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Jane Austen's House Museum

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

Be a part of the story and sponsor a roof tile for a suggested donation of £15 ($20USD, 20EUR). Each tile sponsored will enable us to repair the historic roof of Jane Austen's House, ensuring the long term preservation of the building.
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Closed on 30/03/2022
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Sponsor a Roof Tile

The roof is the most important part of any building, and the roof at Jane Austen's House is more important than most. It was under these eaves that Jane sat as she worked at her tiny writing desk, creating her extraordinary characters and crafting her immortal plots.

This roof was last refurbished in 1948, before the House was opened to the public. Now, 70 years on and a million visitors later, it needs major repairs to restore and secure it for the future. We have been supported so far by thousands of Janeites from across the globe, as well as by generous grants from Historic England and Hampshire County Council. Together, we will be able to preserve and restore this special place.

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 story of Jane Austens House

All proceeds raised through this campaign will go towards the renovation of the roof at Jane Austen's House. 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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Jane Austen's House Museum

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Jane Austen's House was the home of Jane Austen for the last eight years of her life and is where she completed all of her novels. The House 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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