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Mary Arden's Farm

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a working Tudor Farm. We are now closed for winter and will re-open 16 March 2019.

***Mary Arden's Farm is now closed for the winter and will re-open on 16 March 2019. We look forward to welcoming you again!*** There's lots of exciting things to discover - we look forward to welcoming you! 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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Mary Arden's Farm

Lots to see and do on a family day out!

Visit time: 2 hours - Full day

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15 minutes drive to Shakespeare’s Birthplace

7 minutes drive to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Mary Arden's Farm
Station Road
Wilmcote,
Warwickshire,
CV37 9UN
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