Shaws Corner | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Shaws Corner

  • Welwyn
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 13+
  • Tourist Attractions, Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Currently Closed

Some National Trust gardens and outdoor spaces have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the National Trust website.

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Attraction Information

Shaw's Corner

Home to the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw for over 40 years, Shaw's Corner is a 1902 Arts and Crafts house set in a quintessentially English garden. It feels like Shaw has just left the room, from the pressed clothes in his wardrobe to the typewriter and glasses on the desk in his study. It's an interesting insight if you know of the man, which of course most younger children will not.

Littler ones will enjoy discovering Shaw's revolving writing hut in the garden! But this is generally for the older and less boisterous types, be warned. If it helps there's been a cat living there for 13 years called Socks and he has his own story on the site, which you could perhaps download and take along for if they spot him?

There's also a range of seasonal events which can be pleasing to attend with older types who can appreciate the works, including Outdoor Theatre, guided walks and vintage bicycle shows! You can take a souvenir from just an average visit too though because there are a gift shop and garden shop on site. Isn't that helpful?

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Opening hours

House is open from midday, but seasonal variations affect closing times and opening days.


Adult: £7.50 Child: £3.75 Family: £18.75

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01438 829221



Click here to visit Shaws Corner's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Shaws Corner has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Shaws Corner has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Shaws Corner has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Shaws Corner has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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