Explore with us the intriguing question – who is Jane Austen? This landmark exhibition will look at the author’s work, life and relationship to Hampshire, the county that provided inspiration for her novels. The centrepiece will be five portraits of Jane together under one roof for the very first time, including one which has not been seen in public for more than forty years. Of the handful of items that survive which actually belonged to Jane, on show will be her silk pelisse coat and purse. Other treasures include the manuscript of an alternative ending to Persuasion in her own hand, while Grayson Perry’ s Jane Austen in E17 ceramic is evidence of her lasting legacy and influence on the arts.
Admission Free Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 3pm
Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB
Saturday 13 May 2017 to Sunday 9 Jul 2017