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Access at Shakespeare's Birthplace

Advice about access at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, to assist you in planning your visit.

Scroll down to listen to an audio described introduction to Shakespeare's Birthplace.

We welcome assistance dogs at all sites.

There are car parks in close proximity to the entrance to the Shakespeare Centre, including Windsor Street. The nearest Blue Badge spaces are at the top of Henley Street near the statue.

To find out more, take a look at the AccessAble Access Guide to Shakespeare's Birthplace.  

There are stairs to access the upper floor of Shakespeare's Birthplace. 

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Reception and Visitor Centre

Access to the Shakespeare Centre is via a shopping street that is pedestrianised for some hours each day. The ground floor offers level access with a lower level ticket desk and hearing loops. There is an accessible toilet and visitor toilets with baby-changing facilities. After the reception area is an exhibition space with low level lighting. Large print guides to accompany the exhibition are available on request.


There are mostly level footpaths with some bench seating. An accessible toilet is located to the rear of the gardens.  

Shakespeare's Birthplace/House

The entrance has level access from the gardens. The first floor and its connecting rooms are slightly too narrow for wheelchair users. All stairs have handrails.

Owing to the age of the building, the floor is uneven in places with narrow door frames resulting in limited access for some visitors.

Shakespeare Gift and Book Shop

Access is via a level path and an automatic door from the gardens or a small step up from Henley Street.

There is space to move around the displays but it can be busy so please do ask for assistance. 

The counter nearest to Henley Street has a lower level.

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