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Shaw House

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Shaw House is open for public visits between 14 February and 27 September.

During school holidays in this period, we're open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, with Family Activity Days on Wednesdays.

Shaw House is also open for conference and training bookings throughout the year. To book or enquire about meeting facilities, please contact the Information and Bookings team.

There's a gift shop and cafe on-site.


Shaw House is now offering FREE admission on its standard public entry.

Charges will remain for activities and special events (these include the Family Activity Days, theatre, cinema and fairs).

Please continue to follow Shaw House Facebook page (using the link on the left of the screen) and check our Events page for events in 2015.

We open to the public every weekend from Saturday 14 February until Sunday 27 September (11am - 4pm) and during school holidays Monday - Friday (10am - 4pm).


Most areas of Shaw House are accessible to those in a wheel chair or with limited mobility. We also have dedicated parking and toilet facilities for people with disabilities.

Visitors are asked to please leave push chairs on the ground floor.  Hip seats suitable for children from 6 months to 3 years are available from reception. 
For families visiting the Register Office on the second floor or the café on the ground floor, prams and push chairs are permitted.


Only assistance dogs are permitted on site. Please don't bring dogs with you and leave them in your car.