The Laurence Sterne Trust was established as a registered charity in 1967 in order to promote the writings of Laurence Sterne, the 18th century novelist and vicar of Coxwold. Shandy Hall is where he lived and wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy.
The Trust promotes Sterne's work and international reputation through exhibitions, events and public access to the property and its collection. Shandy Hall is situated 15 miles to the north of York in the beautiful surroundings of the North York Moors National Park
Museum, Historic house or home, Gallery, Heritage site
House open 1 May to 30 September, every Wednesday (2 to 4.30) & Sunday (2.30 to 4.30).
Gardens open 1 May to 30 September, every day except Saturday (11 to 4.30).
House: Adults £4.50. Accompanied children £2.25
Gardens: Adults £2.50
Nocturnal Encounters: Wood Engravings by Colin See-Paynton
- 29 June — 8 August 2014 *on now
An exhibition of dramatic work by one of Britain’s leading printmakers at Shandy Hall Gallery. In Nocturnal Encounters, Colin See Paynton portrays the twilight adventures of wild creatures.
Open everyday (except Saturday) 11am – 4.30pm.
Free admission to the Gallery. All works for sale.
Like a Secret Spring in a Well-ordered Machine
- 17 August — 26 September 2014
Alison Turnbull is a contemporary artist who transforms readymade information - plans, diagrams, blueprints - into abstract paintings. In her latest exhibition, ‘Like a Secret Spring in a Well-ordered Machine’, Turnbull has taken inspiration from star charts and the architecture of spaces relating to the study of the night sky. At Shandy Hall Gallery she will be showing new paintings that reconfigure in various ways a found image of distant galaxies, assembled by astronomers from photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
This exhibition is supported by Arts Council England.
Shandy Hall Gallery is open daily (except Saturday), 11am - 4.30pm. Free entry.