Discover the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Collections using our Online Catalogues.

Please note, we are currently undertaking a project to upgrade our online catalogues. Some information on the current catalogues may be out of date and no longer accurate, so please contact us before making a special trip to see items in the collection. 


Our updated library and archive catalogue includes all of our printed books acquired over the last 15 years as well as an growing number of books acquired before this date. It also includes the local archive collections relating to Stratford-upon-Avon and the theatre collections of the Royal Shakespeare Company.


As part of this catalogue the Royal Shakespeare Company performance database includes details of productions, actors, the roles they performed and creative staff.


The museums catalogue includes Tudor and Jacobean furniture, paintings, textiles and ceramics. 


Our local collections databases contain information of local interest including police charge books, cemetery burials register, registers from Stratford workhouses, the 1765 smallpox census and visitors’ books from Shakespeare’s birthplace.

If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us on 01789 204016 or e-mail and we will do our best to help.