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The Jane Austen Centre

17 Jun

Hello dear readers,

here is my second Bath-post, this time about the very nice Jane Austen Centre. As a great fan of Jane Austen I absolutely wanted to go there- and of course I really enjoyed.

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First we went upstairs in the rooms Jane Austen occupied during her years in Bath and heard an interesting talk about her life developement, then everybody was allowed to browse arround upstairs and downstairs in his/her own tempo.

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Upstairs was also issued this original dress from the movie “Persuation”.

Downstairs were also a lot of other dresses from the Regency epoche (mostly made by design and costum history students).

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These look like Spring/Summer dresses, I think.

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This is more autumnal.

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An evening gown.

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Men´s and children garment.

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It was also shown a whole portrait of this epoche, explanations of conventions and environment.

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Beautifull, old millinery tools.

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Tailoring.

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A quotation from a letter Jane´s sister Cassandra wrote to her (they wrote quite a lot letters to each other).

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An original letter from Jane Austen. She had such a beautifull handwriting!

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Her unfinished novel “The Watsons”.

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The famous silhouette.

There were also dresses the visitors could try on. They looked really comfortable but I was wrapped in too many clothes that day so I didn´t give it a try :(. I heared and read many interesting facts about Jane Austen´s time where people were much more frugal than nowadays.

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That´s some good advice 😉

To the centre also belongs the Regency Tea Room which sounded great but it was too overcrowded (well, a good sign for its quality) so we couldn´t manage to get a free table and were too short on time.

As I already wrote, next time I have to come to Bath with an overnight stay but it was a lovely experience to visit the Jane Austen Centre and learn more about her time.

By the way: Who´s your favourite character from her novels? Mine is Elinor Dashwood.

See you next time 🙂

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8 responses to “The Jane Austen Centre

  1. sapphiradoll

    17. June 2014 at 22:43

    It seems like a nice place to visit. I really like the little blue suit, it’s so cute!

     
    • Tea-Chic Adventures

      1. July 2014 at 10:38

      Thank you 🙂 I was really happy to get the chance for a visit. Yes, the suit is extremely cute. Fashion these days was so pretty.

       
  2. hedgefairy

    18. June 2014 at 12:35

    Ooh, this looks to great! I’m sure the Regency clothing would have looked great on you, too.

     
    • Tea-Chic Adventures

      1. July 2014 at 10:41

      Thank you 🙂 On my next visit I´ll definately try them on (and take pictures 😉 ). I´d also love to go to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath and prepare a Regency outfit. Maybe next year…

       
  3. SadaDoki

    19. June 2014 at 18:48

    Great photos!!! And so beautiful dresses. I love this regency fashion so much ^^ Maybe I’ll watch a Jane Austen Movie today….I’ve already read all her books ^___^

     
    • Tea-Chic Adventures

      1. July 2014 at 10:44

      Watching a Jane Austen movie is always a great idea. I guess my favourite is the 1995 “Pride and Prejudice” version with Jennifer Ehle and Collin Firth. Thank you for your kind words 🙂

       
  4. solarflightvoyage

    1. July 2014 at 3:53

    That looks fun! Regency clothing seems so flattering and elegant!

     
    • Tea-Chic Adventures

      1. July 2014 at 10:51

      Thank you 🙂 It was a lot of fun. I really love Regency clothing. It´s so comfortable and natural.

       

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