The Jane Austen Centre has been celebrating Bath's most famous resident for over 20 years. We are an independent business and receive no public funding. We enjoy 150,000 visitors each year, with our mission 'To inform, entertain, and make every visitor happy'.
The global pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses, which is going to make it very challenging for us to survive. Tourism is one of the most affected industries, with some form of lock-down and travel ban throughout most of the world during the peak summer tourist season.
With this project we hope to raise money to retain our core group of staff and pay essential bills so that we can ensure re-opening once it is safe to do so. We have had to cancel our annual Jane Austen Festival this year, but with your help we aim to put on the best Festival we have ever had the pleasure of offering in 2021. Any donation no matter how small will enable your name to be added to our online 'recognition' wall as a means of saying thank you.
We have also created special 'VIP' donations: - £50+ will get you unlimited free entry to the Jane Austen Exhibition for 12 months along with complimentary cream tea in our Regency Tea Room.
£100+ will get you and your chosen partner unlimited entry to the Jane Austen Centre for 12 months plus a complimentary cream tea for two in our Regency Tea Room.
£175+ will get you and your chosen partner unlimited entry to the Jane Austen Centre for 12 months plus a complimentary champagne afternoon tea for two in our Regency Tea Room.
Any extra money above our target will be spent on upgrading and improving our Centre so that we will make future visitors happier than ever.