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Nash's House & New Place
Site of Shakespeare's final home
Visit Nash's House and the site of Shakespeare's last home at New Place where he died in 1616.
Nash's House was named after Thomas Nash, first husband of Shakespeare's granddaughter, Elizabeth. Today, it is a well preserved Tudor building and the ground floor is furnished as it would have been in Nash's day.
Next door to Nash's House are the foundations of New Place, the house bought by William Shakespeare in 1597. By this time, Shakespeare was an established playwright and had amassed enough wealth to afford this elaborate new family home. New Place was the second biggest house in Stratford at the time and it was where Shakespeare lived when he was not in London. He chose to return to this house in later life, so this is the site where we believe Shakespeare wrote some of his later works such as The Tempest. He eventually died here in 1616.
- Explore a well preserved Tudor house and traditional knot garden
- Get involved in hands on activities in the family marquee and Tudor games in the gardens (weekends and school holidays March - October)
- Learn about the finds from our three year archaeological dig, as featured on TV's Time Team and National Treasures Live.
Dig for Shakespeare 2010-12
From March 2010 until November 2012 the site at New Place was excavated in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, in an attempt to discover more about the Shakespeare story. Many of our discoveries are now on display at Hall's Croft in our special exhibition, Dig for Shakespeare - The Finds.
New for 2013
Discover a 'top ten' of Shakespeare's most popular characters in a new exhibition using items from our collections. Click here to read a recent review of the exhibition by Kids in Museums, an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcome to all families.
Tickets, directions and opening times
Why not buy a Shakespeare Five House Pass for entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace and all the other Shakespeare houses, which now includes a visit to Shakespeare's grave. You save between £7.00-£29.50 compared to a Shakespeare Birthplace Pass plus tickets to Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Garden's and Mary Arden's Farm.
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Highlights at Nash's House & New Place
Enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the Elizabethan Knot Garden.
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