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
Historic house or home
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
Happy Spirits - exhibition by Carry Akroyd
- 10 May — 14 June 2015 *on now
This exhibition includes a series of works that take inspiration from the poems of John Clare, the nineteenth century ‘Peasant Poet’. Carry Akroyd has for some years been linking her images of contemporary agricultural landscapes to the concerns and joys expressed in Clare’s poetry. Also on show will be some of Carry’s recent screenprints, and ‘work in progress’ as she makes new work responding to the environment around Shandy Hall.
All works will be for sale
- Any age