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Shakespeare's Birthplace

 
Discover the life and times of William Shakespeare across five unique properties in and around Stratford-upon-Avon and let your imagination run wild. From the house he was born in to the property he bought at the height of his fame. Find out where he and his family lived, the places he visited, and gain a new perspective on life in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. You’ll be amazed just how much of Shakespeare’s world remains.

Shakespeare's Birthplace, the childhood home of William Shakespeare is a very special place that everyone should set foot in at least once in their lives. Costumed guides will show you around the house, talk about the family's colourful history and answer all of your questions.

Watch Shakespeare Aloud! our resident troupe of actors bring your favourite Shakespearian characters to life and visit the 'Shakespeare's Treasures' exhibition to view rare and often priceless artefacts from our Collections.
Also featuring an introductory exhibition, 'Famous Beyond Words,' which explores the extraordinary story of William Shakespeare, the boy from Stratford-upon-Avon who became a household name all over the world. Discover what sparked his imagination and how he continues to shape our lives today. 
 
Admission: Adult: £26.25*
*Town, Cottage and Farm Pass includes entrance to Hall's Croft, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Mary Arden's Farm and Shakespeare's New Place.
 
Opening Times:
1 November- 20 March 2017 10.00-16.00*
21 March - 28 October 2017 09.00- 17.00**^
* Hall's Croft: 11.00- 6.00
**Hall's Croft: 10.00-17.00
^ Mary Arden's Farm 10.00-17.00

Shakespeare's Birthplace and New Place closed Christmas Day
Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Hall's Croft closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Mary Arden's Farm closes between November and mid-March

Getting There

Nearest Station: Stratford-upon-Avon 
 
Location:
Henley Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon,
CV37 6QW
 
Phone Number: 01789 204 016

Website: www.shakespeare.org.uk

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