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Shandy Hall

Shandy HallShandy Hall

Shandy Hall is a Grade 1 listed, fifteenth-century house where Rev Laurence Sterne lived and wrote Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey. The house is situated in one of the most beautiful villages in the North York Moors National Park, a short distance from St. Michael's church where Sterne preached in the early 1760s. The church was built in 1420 in the Perpendicular style, and has an unusual octagonal west tower. 

The collection of editions of Sterne's writings in the museum is the finest in the world ranging from eighteenth-century first editions to contemporary graphic novel interpretations.

The house is surrounded by two acres of beautiful cottage gardens, including a quarry where moth-trapping and identification takes place.

An exhibition gallery is open during the summer months where a variety of contemporary artists create work connected with Sterne and his literary heritage.


Gravel car park. The gardens are wheelchair accessible but the quarry garden only with assistance.

Access to the museum by wheelchair but not all rooms are accessible due to internal steps. The gallery is situated on the first floor of a converted granary and has disability rails to aid access.

Outdoor toilet on site. Other public toilets at the village hall (400m away).

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