Things to see & do

There's lots to see at Shaw's Corner

Take a closer look at the pictures on the mantlepiece... © National Trust/Lizzie Dunford

Take a closer look at the pictures on the mantlepiece...

There aren't many places like Shaw's Corner. After a drive down pretty, but twisting lanes you arrive at the house of one of the world's greatest playwrights, and there you will find an interesting collection of objects, a very beautiful garden, and the fascinating story of a man who wanted to change the world through words.

The Collection

Close up of objects on the Dining Room sideboard at Shaw’s Corner.

From the door knocker to the bedstead, all the objects that you find once you pass through the great green door are infused with the prescence of the great man himself.

The Garden

Cowparsley fills the orchard at Shaw’s Corner.

Here Bernard and Charlotte Shaw used to bring their guests, including H G Wells, Danny Kaye and even Vivien Leigh to walk amongst the roses and under the boughs of the pine trees.

The Writing Hut

Bernard Shaw’s Writing Hut spotlit by sunshine at the bottom of the garden.

Don't forget to take a stroll down to the bottom of the garden to see Shaw's famous revolving Writing Hut. Tucked away behind the trees, he wrote many plays here. What will it inspire you to write?

What's on at Shaw's Corner

The terrace becomes the stage, as the audience watch Professor Higgins.

The terrace becomes the stage, as the audience watch Professor Higgins.

From our Outdoor Theatre to walks and vintage bicycles, its never long to the next event at Shaw's Corner.

Socks the cat

Socks is a regular star of our Outdoor Theatre, and always gets a round of applause.

She's now around 13, and has adopted Shaw's Corner as her home. The star of the show, our regular visitors always look out for her.

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