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Hall's Croft

Hall's Croft is currently closed

Regrettably Hall's Croft will remain closed until at least spring 2021 while coronavirus restrictions remain in place. All of our sites will continue to be protected and conserved until their doors open once again. Please check our website and social media for the latest updates, or you can join our mailing list. Continue reading...

Explore the beautifully furnished Jacobean home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, the physician John Hall. Wander into the tranquil walled garden and discover the fragrant medicinal herbs, as John Hall would have used in his remedies.

The main part of this fine timbered property was built in 1613. For most of its history, it has been the home of prosperous, often professional people and in the mid-1800s it served as a small school. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust purchased Hall’s Croft in 1949 and, after substantial repairs and alterations, opened it to the public in 1951.

John Hall was a physician of some renown and his case notes, published in 1657, were a popular textbook for other doctors for many years. John Hall was a compassionate and diligent physician, treating both rich and poor, Catholic and Protestant patients alike. While some physicians practised astrology or blood-letting, John Hall’s preference was for treatments made from plants, herbs, animal extracts, gemstones and rocks. 

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