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Press Releases

The latest news from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.


Mary Arden’s Farm to reopen for 2019 season

Revamped children’s play area, rare breed Ryeland sheep, and a peasants' hovel among the new additions at the 23-acre Tudor working farm that was the family home of William Shakespeare's wife.

Reading Room opening hours to be extended

The internationally recognised museum, library and archive collections held by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon are to become even more accessible to the public.

The Secrets of Conservation

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust lifts the lid on some of the conservation work that takes place at the five historic Shakespeare Family Homes in Stratford-upon-Avon, and in our internationally recognised library, archive and museum collection.