Shandy Hall

The Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hall The Laurence Sterne Trust was established as a registered charity 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. More about Laurence Sterne can be found here.

The Trust promotes Sterne’s work and international reputation through exhibitions, events and public access to the property and its collection of books, paintings, manuscripts, prints and ephemera. This collection (largely assembled by Kenneth Monkman, the founder of the Trust) is internationally recognised.

Shandy Hall is open to the public on advertised days during the summer and by appointment. Two acres of beautiful gardens surround the building and are open to the public as a separate attraction. Within the grounds there is a converted granary containing a gallery space on the first floor and self-contained accommodation on the ground floor. The outbuildings contain a shop and facilities.

T.H Shepherd print of Shandy Hall. Gardens open: May – September 11.00am – 4.30pm every day (closed Monday- unless Bank Holiday)

House open by guided tour only: May – September House tours at 2.45pm and 3.45pm Wednesday and Sunday and at 2.45 Saturday, or by appointment on other days

Exhibition open: Refer to Exhibitions and events

Shandy Hall is situated in the beautiful surroundings of the North York Moors National Park. The house is situated close to the church in the village of Coxwold, approximately 15 miles north of York, and close to the market towns of Thirsk and Easingwold.

The village has around 150 inhabitants, a public house, The Fauconberg Arms, Coxwold Tearooms and a Cabinet Maker.

View directions to Shandy Hall Shandy Hall is an Accredited Museum (No. 1580) and is owned by the Laurence Sterne Trust (Registered Charity 1181127).

Video - Patrick Wildgust introduces Shandy Hall