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Mary Arden's Farm

Bringing Shakespeare to life through primary learning opportunities and special events

Mary Arden’s Farm is the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother. Today the site brings Shakespeare to life through special family-friendly seasonal events throughout the school holidays, and specialist educational workshops for local and regional primary school children, where they enjoy hands-on learning experiences. Keep up to date with details of our seasonal events programme on our What’s On page, and learn more about our educational workshops on Education pages. 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.

Please be aware: to allow us to offer the best environment to the animals on the farm, we are not able to welcome dogs (apart from registered assistance dogs) to Mary Arden's Farm.

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