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Security Policy

Site security at all Shakespeare Birthplace Trust properties

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust conducts visitor and bag checks at its properties. We have also introduced a bag-size restriction.

To keep everyone safe and to protect our collections, we make it a condition of entry that you and your belongings may be searched.

Please do not bring luggage or large bags such as rucksacks to our properties. There are left luggage facilities in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon which are available Monday - Friday. 

Sharp objects including small penknives are not allowed anywhere in our properties. If our staff find any objects they consider to be a risk to people or our historic buildings and collections they will  remove it and return it to you when you leave. Any items they consider to be illegal will be confiscated and reported to the police.

These precautions are designed to safeguard everyone during their time with us. We really appreciate your co-operation.


Last updated September 2017

This is where the story began Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a working Tudor Farm. We are now closed for winter and will re-open 16 March 2019. Relive Shakespeare’s love story Walk in Shakespeare's footsteps The home of Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna