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Shakespeare's Birthplace

Henley Street, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW

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Experience the humble beginnings of the ordinary boy from Stratford-upon-Avon who went on to do extraordinary things. Discover his global influence and see how he continues to shape our lives today.

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xplore the home where spent his childhood and the early years of his marriage to Anne, and discover the workshop where Shakespeare’s father John ran his prestigious trade as a glove maker.

Download room-by-room video guides narrated by renowned historian Professor Michael Wood to hear fascinating tales of 16th century family life.

Get up close to rare artefacts from the world’s largest public Shakespeare museum, library and archive, including a 400-year-old Folio of his complete works, and wander through the beautiful garden where you can enjoy the sights and smells of plants and flowers that Shakespeare would have known or wrote about his plays and poems.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace is cared for by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, an independent charity. Every purchase and donation helps care for the world's greatest Shakespeare heritage in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

Please note: The other four Shakespeare Family Homes in Stratford-upon-Avon — Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s New Place, Mary Arden’s Farm and Hall’s Croft  — are currently closed to the public until Spring 2021. 


Check www.shakespeare.org.uk for updates. 

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      Saturday, 16 March 2024 - Sunday, 3 November 2024

      Hidden Voices ExhibitionJoin us in Spring 2024 at Shakespeare’s New Place, the site of the grandest house in Jacobean Stratford-upon-Avon, and explore the stories of life and loss, commerce and healing as we explore the hidden voices of the remarkable women who lived and worked here together.
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