Join us as we celebrate with primary school children across the UK.
Register now for Shakespeare Week 2016: 14-20 March.
Discover our short courses for adult learners, including 'Living Shakespeare' and 'Winter School'
Explore our Treasures
We have a wealth of fascinating books and other artefacts in safe keeping at the Shakespeare Centre.
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Delve deeper into the world of Shakespeare
Short educational courses for groups aged 15 and upwards. Fun and educational courses that are the perfect accompaniment to a theatre visit.
Three day courses designed to complement current RSC productions
Explore our blog sites and really get to know us.
All about Shakespeare from the education team and beyond
Stories exploring Shakespeare through the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Collections
Stories direct from visitors to Shakespeare's Birthplace
News, Tudor skills and more from the team at Mary Arden's Farm
View our collections
Discover thousands of manuscripts, rare books, artefacts and works of art with fascinating associations with William Shakespeare
Explore some of our star objects
Discover what’s in our collection
Behind the scenes in the Collections Department
Colour our CollectionsTue 2 Feb 2016
Ever thought that some of the illustrations in out collections would make amazing colouring in books? Well so have we! And so have lots of other museums,libraries and archives around the world. 1st February 2016 was the beginning of week long…
An Embroidered King James BibleMon 25 Jan 2016
The following is the second of two guests posts by Joanna Munholland, who spent a two month placement with us in the summer as part of her Masters in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. She is now Curator & Archivist at the Sam…
Henry Folger’s Brigg Umbrella with Concealed PencilMon 14 Sep 2015The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC contains not only Shakespearean treasures of every sort and size but various items belonging to its founders. Henry Folger ordered two racing umbrellas from the company founded in London in 1836 by…
From Bangs to Maggs: Folger Fourth FoliosFri 10 Jul 2015In 1889, 10 years after he graduated from Amherst College and 84 years before I did, Henry Folger walked “with fear and trepidation” into the foremost book auction house in America, Bangs and Co. on 91 Fifth Avenue. A large, thick volume caught…