Shandy Hall


The medieval house where the modern novel was born. Here, in the 18th century, Laurence Sterne wrote "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy" and "A Sentimental Journey" and his influence on art and literature continues today. Shandy Hall is a lived-in museum, with a unique collection of Sterne's works, Sterniana, prints and paintings. Medieval wall painting. Two acres of gardens, managed for wildlife, include a walled garden with roses and perennials and a Wild Garden. Gift shop with books, small antiques and plants for sale. Exhibitions in gallery.


Contact Information

  01347 868465
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Useful Information

Disabled access : Suitable for the disabled, partial access to gardens, access to house but some steps, gallery on first floor of old granary.
Opening Times : May to September: Garden 11am-4.30pm (closed Saturdays). House: Wed and Sun 2.30-4.30pm. Visitors welcome at other times by prior appointment.
Last Admission : 4pm (tours start 2.45, 3.45)
Admission Prices : Garden £3, House and garden £5.

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