Shandy Hall
Friday February 21, 2020

Coxwold Village - Pastures and Moors


shandyhallfront‘The medieval house where the modern novel was born’

Museum, gallery, garden, shop, literary house and lived-in home

Shandy Hall was the home of Laurence Sterne from 1760 until his death in 1768.  Here he wrote ‘A Sentimental Journey’ and his masterpiece, ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman’ which has never been out of print and is still as astonishing today as when it burst into the late 18th century. 

This beautiful 15th century house is now a registered museum run by The Laurence Sterne Trust.  It is surrounded by two acres of gardens, including over 100 roses, cottage garden plants, and a woodland garden managed for wildlife.  It contains the world's finest collection of Sterne's works, letters, illustrations and ephemera, prints and paintings.  Artists, writers and musicians are inspired by Sterne to this day.  An extensive range of artistic and educational projects are undertaken by the LST and a wide variety of exhibitions relating to Sterne are held in the gallery.

Shandy Hall attracts visitors, enthusiasts, academics, writers and artists from around the world.  The house has been lived in for nearly 600 years, and as well as being a museum, is still a lived-in home where you are sure of a personal welcome.  To find out more, please visit the Shandy Hall website.


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Shandy Hall by Candlelight – Christmas tours

14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd December 2019 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Tours begin at 4.00pm

ShandyChristmas2019A chance to experience Shandy Hall by firelight and candlelight, as it was in the days before electricity.  Find out more about the history of the house, and the families who have lived there over nearly 600 years.  The tour will include an opportunity to see hidden parts of the Hall rarely seen by the public.  After the tour you are welcome to join us by the fire in the Old Kitchen for a glass of mulled wine or hot ginger, and mince pies.

Ticket: £16.00
Numbers strictly limited. Book early to avoid disappointment visit the What's On page of the Shandy Hall website to book, or ring 01347 868465 for more details