The historic conservation work to Nash’s House has finished, and the exhibition is already being installed by local team The Hub. Our building team Splitlath have now moved outdoors to continue work on our brand new extension and we hope the weather manages to stay sunny for them!
The extension will be constructed in the same traditional methods to that of Nash’s House, with a solid oak timber frame, lime plaster and reclaimed bricks which we have sourced to match those already in place. There will be 36 beams put in place to support the building which we have had to source from all around the UK due to their large size. Our team of two carpenters, Mark and Adam, have spent the past two weeks atop the scaffolding connection each timber piece in position. Meanwhile the brick walls are also being constructed at the entrance.
Keep checking the blog for regular updates as we get even closer to our opening date of 1 July 2016!*
*Update: The re-opening of Shakespeare’s New Place has been postponed following delays caused by adverse weather. The site will open from 11am, Saturday 20 August 2016 - read our New Place postponement press release for more details.