Shandy Hall
Sunday May 26, 2019

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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New work from Patrick Hughes and his atelier













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Kemp's Men Morris
Kemp's Men of Norwich (named in honour of Will Kemp, colleague of Shakespeare, fellow shareholder in the Globe Theatre, Europe’s most famous comic actor and Morris dancer extraordinary) will dance in Shandy Hall gardens on Bank Holiday Monday









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7th and 28th June
Shandy Hall Gardens open for the National Gardens Scheme
Gardens open on behalf of the National Garden Scheme, including moth trap and release





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The Flourish of Liberty
New exhibition inviting 102 artists to respond to the idea of ‘Liberty’, as visually represented in Tristram Shandy