The Collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are full of treasures - they can be important, beautiful, tantalising, sometimes unique or very rare. They are all fascinating in different ways - explore some of our best treasures below. Some of them can be seen in the Famous Beyond Words exhibition and the Treasures exhibition at Shakespeare's Birthplace and others in the Shakespeare houses or the Library and Archive. Each entry gives details of where the item can be found.
If you want to explore the wider collections please visit our Catalogues.
Visit www.shakespaedia.org to discover more about William Shakespeare through our museum objects and archives.
First published in 1549 during the reign of King Edward VI, the Book of Common Prayer was a product of the English Reformation, when the Church of…
Famous Beyond Words - Shakespeare's Birthplace
A 16th century family portrait
The first edited edition of Shakespeare's plays
Library and Archive