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Mary Arden's Farm

Discover the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a working Tudor farm on a fantastic family day out at Mary Arden’s Farm. Meet the Tudors who run the farm just as Shakespeare’s mother would have done, watch craft and falconry demonstrations and explore the farmyard, playground and historic buildings. Continue reading...

Built by Mary’s father, Robert Arden around 1514, Mary Arden’s House has been significantly altered over time. Today, visitors to Mary Arden’s Farm can peek inside the chimney and the walls, discover how the house was built and imagine what life must have been like for Mary when she lived here with her seven sisters.

Neighbouring Palmer’s Farmhouse retains much of its original 16th Century structure. Adam Palmer would have employed several day labourers to undertake the daily work on the land and the care of the livestock, and female servants to help his wife with domestic and farmyard tasks. By 1584 Palmer had improved his house, demolishing the old hall and parlour and building a new hall, cross-passage and kitchen, to create the building we see today.

Winner of the Best Organic Farm Visit, Soil Association Organic Awards 2014

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  • Gift shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Access
  • Dogs

Visit time: All day

Lots to see and do on a family day out

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Nearby attractions

15 minutes drive to Shakespeare’s Birthplace

7 minutes drive to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Station Road
Wilmcote,
Warwickshire,
CV37 9UN
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Open today: 10am - 5pm

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