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Experience Shakespeare your way

Immerse yourself in Shakespeare’s stories

Get closer to Shakespeare across his family homes and see where history happened

Step back in time across his five family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon and bring history to life. Hear tales of his world from our fascinating guides and join in with uplifting performances with our resident actors, Shakespeare Aloud. 

Get hands-on in playful exhibitions and experience the sights and smells of Tudor life. 

Let our guides capture your imagination

Discover more about his father’s Glovers workshop, his love for wife Anne, and the fascinating story surrounding the demolition of his family home, New Place.

See cherished items from our collections

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Shakespeare's will

Join in with rural crafts and find new talents in our regular workshops

Explore Shakespeare’s world and try your hand at something new.

See Shakespeare’s works come to life

Join in with costumed actors in the garden of the Birthplace as they bring Shakespeare's works to life with speech and song.

Shakespeare Aloud

Enjoy events, festivals and community days throughout the year

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Shakespeare's birthday weekend

Leave no story untold

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Explore Shakespeare's childhood world and discover his influence through the years.

Hear tales from knowledgeable guides and let actors bring his works to life through speech and song.

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Mary Arden's Farm

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of his mother’s farm.  Step back in time and experience the life Shakespeare would have known.

From falconry and feeding the goats, to herding geese and archery, every season brings new ways to join in.

Mary Arden's farm

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Savour the rural beauty of the place where Shakespeare’s wife grew up and lived for many years. 

Get closer to the Hathaway family. Prepare to be captivated by stories handed down from generation to generation – and now from our guides to you.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Shakespeare's New Place

Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and meet the man behind the works.

Uncover the story behind why Shakespeare’s house was demolished and see history for yourself in the interactive exhibition next door.

Shakespeare's New Place

Hall's Croft

Meet the next generation: Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, physician John Hall.

Enjoy tales from our guides of the extraordinary guests and residents from the house’s history.

Hall's Croft

Step back in time at Shakespeare’s family homes

12 months unlimited entry

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