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Country home of playwright Bernard Shaw for 44 years

Playwright, politician, philosopher and wit George Bernard Shaw lived in this Edwardian villa for over 40 years from 1906. When he moved in, he was at the height of his fame. If you'd been walking up the drive 70 years ago, you would have been coming to visit one of the most famous, most photographed and most quoted men in the world.

Today, his home remains much as he left it. You can walk from room to room, enjoying the beautiful Arts and Crafts interiors, and finding fascinating links with the past. The tranquil gardens are a restorative and relaxing place at any time of year. They provide you with a space to reflect on the wit and wisdom of this great man of words - and maybe find the inspiration to write masterpieces of your own.

The House reopens end of August

Essential work to our electrics means that the house will be reopening on Saturday August 29th 2015. Our beautiful garden is still open and we have a summer full of fantastic outdoors events. 

Theatre in the garden

Join us in celebrating our reopening with a script in hand reading of Shaw's "Androcles and The Lion" on Sunday 30th July, performed by the Harpenden High Street Players.

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Between the acts, behind the scenes

Want to find out more about the collections at Shaw's Corner and what happens when we're closed? Why not have a look at our blog and discover the amazing stories behind our incredible objects.