Bench & Benchability

Location: The Curtis Museum

Sponsor: Alton Town

Artist: Treloar College Art Students

Bench & Benchability

This design was a collaboration of students from Treloar College that brings together themes and styles from Jane Austen’s time. Like the design, our sponsors are a collaboration of businesses and organisations from the town of Alton, from this BookBench you will see landmarks that haven’t changed including the bank patronised by the Austen Family when living in Chawton.

Sponsored by Alton Town Council, The Mouth & Foot Painting Artists Trust Fund, Hampshire County Council, Tindle Newspapers (the Alton Herald), Alton College, Basingstoke College of Technology, LFM Chartered Accountants, The Alton Society, Wettone Matthews Chartered Accountants, Turbex, Limited, ChoLily Café, Glanfield Holmlund Commercial Property Agents, and Bookers & Bolton solicitors. These local organisations are keen to welcome new visitors to the town.

There are a number public car parks in the town and lots to explore at the Curtis Museum (open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm), as well as bustling town centre with shops, restaurants and pubs. The Alton Regency Week will be taking place between 17th and 25th June too.