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Join our new Kickstarter campaign for Shackleton clothing*





*Support our new Kickstarter campaign for Shackleton British-made clothing, and pick up up fabulous rewards...

 
 

We got our company started just over a year ago with a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. If you're one of the 233 people who supported us, thank you very much!

Now we're back on Kickstarter to launch our Shackleton brand clothing range. Take a look at the movie and click here to go to Kickstarter to support us.. and grab yourself some fabulous rewards!!
 

NOW, WHY NOT TAKE A LOOK INSIDE THE SHACKLETON BANJO FACTORY: THE FIRST BANJO FACTORY IN BRITAIN FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS...
 

We're delighted to have moved to new premises: a beautiful barn at the heart of a lovely visitor centre on the outskirts of Norwich, Norfolk. You can see The Shackleton Banjo being made on-site in Britain's only banjo factory, and you can browse our range of banjos and banjo accessories, as well as the full range of Shackleton beers and clothing. You can also visit the lovely Courtyard Cafe and Plant Centre, as well as a great little collection of craft-based shops on the same site.

We are open every weekday 10am to 4pm, and most Saturdays too.

We're at Hellesdon Barns, Hellesdon Hall Road, Norwich, NR6 5BB.
Phone: 01603 417903

To avoid any disappointment, it's always a good idea to call or email first before you make a long trip: we're only a small team and we want to be sure that we can give you proper attention. See contact page for full details. See you soon!

The only production banjo manufactured in Great Britain! Order yours today.

The first production banjo to be made in Britain for more than sixty years.

  • Designed in Britain
  • Rims hand-made in Britain
  • Northern Appalachian Rock Maple necks, manufactured, hand fretted and finished in Britain
  • Built and set-up in Britain
  • Superb quality components, including Remo Rennaissance skins and D'Addario strings
  • Choice of Grover Sta-Tite 97 Series  or Schertler Swiss-engineered tuners

Named in honour of the Centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic expedition to the Antarctic – because the banjo that Shackleton took on that trip played a vital role in his epic adventure.

Our highly successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign resulted in almost 150 advance orders and achieved 160% of its original target. The Shackleton Banjo is a world-wide phenomenon. Why not order yours today!
 
See and hear for yourself how good The Shackleton really is!

First with North Carolina old-time virtuoso, playing his brand new Shackleton at the inaugural concert of The Great British Banjo Sessions, in Norwich, England...
 

And also with the first ever Shackleton customer, John Dow...
 
      

VAT-free ordering from outside of European Union

If you are shopping for a British banjo from outside of the EU you can enjoy VAT-free prices. Simply click Add To Bag on any product page and select your country to see the VAT-free price. Make sure to choose your shipping region too to get the correct shipping price.
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