Shaw's Corner

Important notice -

Please note there are road works in the area so please avoid the approach from Hill Farm Lane and Lord Mead Lane. The gardens at Shaw's Corner are open. For guaranteed admission and to avoid disappointment, please book your visit in advance.

Country home of playwright Bernard Shaw for 44 years

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Shaw's Corner

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

The gardens at Shaw's Corner are opening on March 26. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. You will need to book your visit in advance. You may be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Shaw's Corner (3 May - 9 May)

Sun 09 May 2021
10:30-15:30
Book your timed entry to visit Shaw's Corner.

Timed entry to Shaw's Corner (14 May - 16 May)

Fri 14 May 2021
10:30-15:30
Book your timed entry to visit Shaw's Corner.
Shaw's Corner

Things to see and do

A view across the garden at Shaw's Corner

Spring at Shaw's Corner

Join us for spring in the gardens at Shaw’s Corner. Stroll through the orchard, enjoying the sweet scented blossom of the apple, pear and plum trees in the orchard. Admire the magnificent cherry blossom on the North Lawn and spot bright tulips and cowslips in the formal borders and wildflower meadows. Don’t forget to peer into the windows of Shaw’s famous writing hut.

Shaw's Corner

History

George Bernard Shaw sits cross-legged with a notebook

Meet Shaw the man at Shaw's Corner 

George Bernard Shaw was outspoken in his strong – some might say pioneering - views on socialism, feminism and pacifism. Gain an insight into what shaped these beliefs on your visit.

Shaw's Corner

Get involved

Volunteer with visitors in Shaw's Corner kitchen

Join our team here 

Get involved with the Trust’s running of the house by joining our friendly team of volunteers. You could make new friends, pick up new skills and broaden your knowledge of the place.

Shaw's Corner

Shopping

Books at Shaw's Corner

Visit our Second-Hand Bookshop

Our Second-Hand Bookshop has reopened. For the safety of staff and visitors, social distancing measures are in place. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Shaw's Corner for everyone, for ever.

Shaw's Corner

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Shaw's Corner on the National Trust Collections website