Shandy Hall
Monday July 13, 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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Free entry to Shandy Hall gardens in March/April

The gardens at Shandy Hall open to the public in May but the Wild Garden (the old quarry) is often attractive from earlier in the year. Chris and Patrick would like to invite local readers of this newsletter to visit the Wild Garden in March and April, at no charge. (If coming, please just call at the house first to say hello, so we know who’s around).

Telephone 01347 868465 if you would like further information.

The Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hallshandysketch

                        

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