Where to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Here are exhibitions and events that mark the occasion.


Until July 24 – ‘The Mysterious Miss Austen’, Winchester Discovery Centre, Hampshire

First editions, letters and portraits
(www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk; 0300 555 1387)

July 15–September 20 – ‘Jane Austen 200 Exhibition’, Gosport Gallery, Hampshire

Focusing on Austen’s family and her connections to south Hampshire
(www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk; 023–9250 1957)

July 29–October 7 – ‘Jane Austen 200’, Willis Museum, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Exploring Austen’s social life and writings
(01256 465902; www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk)

Until October 29 – ‘Which Jane Austen?’, The Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxfordshire

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Challenging the perception of one of our greatest literary heroes
(01865 277150; www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk)

Until January 8, 2018 – ‘Jane Austen by the Sea’, The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, West Sussex

Exploring the author’s relationship with coastal towns
(0300 029 0900; http://brightonmuseums.org.uk)


July 18 – A Special Anniversary Service, Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

There will be an Evensong service at 5.30pm
(01962 857275; www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk)

September 8–17 – Jane Austen Festival, various locations, Bath, Somerset

More than 70 events celebrating all things Austen
(www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk; 01225 443000)