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Essex, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

Shaw's Corner

Country home of playwright Bernard Shaw for 44 years

Ayot St Lawrence, near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9BX

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Visitors looking in the writing hut in the garden at Shaw's Corner, Hertfordshire

Important notice

Visits to the house must be pre-booked and slots are available 2 weeks in advance. No booking required for garden-only visits. We are open on Bank Holiday Monday for non-bookable free flow visits.

Planning your visit

Visitors in the garden at Shaw's Corner, Hertfordshire

Booking your visit to Shaw's Corner 

Shaw's Corner is open for pre-booked house tours only. Find all the information and to book your visit here. Visits to the garden only do not require pre-booking.

Bronze bust of George Bernard Shaw by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), dating from 1906, standing in the Drawing Room at Shaw's Corner, Hertfordshire.

Saturday Night at the Shaw's 

This tour offers an exclusive chance to get up close and personal to Bernard and Charlotte's fabulous art collection

Visitors in the garden in summer at Shaw's Corner, Hertfordshire

Check out our events at Shaw's Corner 

Make more of your visit by joining one of our events at Shaw's Corner. From outdoor theatre to photography classes, there's plenty for all ages and interests.

A dog on lead is sitting on the grass beside its owners

Visiting Shaw's Corner with your dog 

Dogs are welcome to explore the garden at Shaw's Corner on a short lead. Read more to find out how to make the most of your visit with your four-legged friend.

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