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The Big Week!


From paper sculpture moves to visits from international guests, this week of Shakespeare's 400th Death Day anniversary has been a busy one for our Collections team!

Victoria Joynes
Tales from the Reading Room

The Greenwood Tree

Shakespeare's family homes

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s specially commissioned sculpture in the Great Garden at Shakespeare’s New Place is nearly complete.

New Place

Wheler’s Folio


We hold incredibly special, valuable, and rare items in our Collections. One of these things is the Wheler Folio, acquired in 1862, is one of only three editions of Shakespeare's First Folio that we care for and look after.

Mareike Doleschal
Donating Shakespeare Books

The Visit of the Artist Frank Stone


Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project: listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books. Meet the water-colourist Frank Stone.

Norma Hampson
In the Vault Birthplace Visitors