Booking your visit to Shaw's Corner
The house at Shaw's Corner is open for pre-booked tours only and we looking forward to welcoming you. A visit to the garden is included in your guided experience, but we're also accepting walk-up visits if you just want to explore the garden. Here you'll find everything you need to know to help you plan your visit.
Shaw's Corner is closed for 2023.
Thank you to everyone that visited us in 2023, we look forward to welcoming you back in Spring 2024.
How to book
We're open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for guided experiences. You'll need to book your place in advance.
- Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance.
- Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don't need a ticket.
- Please book onto one of our guided experiences for entry to the house. You can visit the gardens only without a ticket.
- Please arrive 10 minutes before your guided experience begins.
- Bookings are for your use only and are not available for resale.
- We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.
Book your visit
Changing your booking
If you set up an account when you made your booking, you will be able to amend the date/time of your booking online up to 24 hours before the date of your visit, or by calling 0344 249 1895
If you are a member and can no longer attend, please let us know by giving us a call on 0344 249 1895
When you arrive
When arriving at Shaw's Corner please make your way to the welcome kiosk to register for your pre-booked tour. If you’re a National Trust member, you’ll also need to show your membership card at the kiosk.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your guided experience to allow the tour to start promptly. Sadly, if you're late, we won’t be able to guarantee you entry.
The enclosed garden at Shaw's Corner provides the perfect location for a family visit. From family trails to garden games, there's plenty on offer.
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