Shandy Hall.jpgThe Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hall

The Laurence Sterne Trust was established as a registered charity in order to promote the writings of Laurence Sterne, the 18th century novelist and vicar of Coxwold.

Shandy Hall is where he lived and wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy.

The Trust promotes Sterne’s work and international reputation through exhibitions, events and public access to the property and its collection of books, paintings, manuscripts, prints and ephemera. This collection (largely assembled by Kenneth Monkman, the founder of the Trust) is internationally recognised.

Shandy Hall is open to the public on advertised days during the summer and by appointment. Two acres of beautiful gardens surround the building and are open to the public as a separate attraction. Within the grounds there is a converted granary containing a gallery space on the first floor and self-contained accommodation on the ground floor. The outbuildings contain a shop and facilities.


This exhibition is now closed at Shandy Hall but has moved to:

Constantine Gallery, Teesside University, Middlesbrough Tower – Ground Floor,  TS1 3BA

7 – 23 October 2016


&Model Gallery, 19 East Parade, Leeds, LS1 2BH

28 October – 12 November 2016

Opening event 27 October

Wednesday to Saturday 2:30pm – 5:30pm


For more information about visiting Shandy Hall click here