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Notice: Shaw's Corner is currently closed

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.

We reopen at the end of June!

The curtains are going to stay closed at Shaw's Corner for slightly longer than normal this year as essential work our electrics means that we will be reopening to visitors at the end of June 2015.  

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.

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Outdoor Theatre Productions 2015

Booking is now open for our annual outdoor theatre productions of Shaw's plays. This year's plays are the deliciously scandalous "Mrs Warren's Profession" and the riotous "John Bull's Other Ireland."

Join the team here at Shaw's Corner

Do you fancy getting more involved with our work here at Shaw's Corner? Why not come along and volunteer with us? There's lots of different opportunities at this fascinating place.

What's behind closed doors?

The house has been preserved just as it was when Shaw died here in 1950 and we have a collection of well over 5000 objects here at Shaw's Corner, all with a great story to tell. .