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Our 2022 Opening Plans

We're delighted to announce an extended season for 2022 with more opportunities for visitors to enjoy the Shakespeare family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon.

In response to visitor feedback and growing confidence in the tourism sector, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Shakespeare’s New Place will reopen to visitors for a longer season in 2022 stretching from 26 March through to 30 October. Shakespeare’s Birthplace remains open throughout the year. We're also extending the opening hours for all three sites to seven days a week, from 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm).

Mary Arden's Farm will continue to operate as a dedicated facility for primary school workshops, providing opportunities for children to get hands-on and learn more about Shakespeare's work, life and times in a safe and secure setting. Hall's Croft remains closed to visitors, however the former cafe area has been transformed into a flexible learning space for A-level and higher education groups and lectures.

A wider programme of outdoor family-friendly activities, community open days and special events across the Shakespeare family homes will take place during the course of the year, with further details to be announced.

For more information and to plan your visit, including tickets and opening times, see the page Visit Shakespeare's Family Homes


Updated 7 March 2022

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