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Opening Times

Plan ahead and make the most of your visit

We look forward to welcoming you to Shakespeare's family homes. Take a look at our opening times to plan your visit.

Please note, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Shakespeare's New Place are now closed for the winter season, reopening spring 2024. Shakespeare's Birthplace remains open daily.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace & Shop

Open: Monday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm (House: last entry 3.30pm)

Christmas and New Year
Christmas Eve (24 December): OPEN 10am -2pm (House: last entry 1.30pm)
Christmas Day (25 December): CLOSED
Boxing Day (26 December): CLOSED
New Year's Day (1 January 2024): OPEN 11am - 4pm (House: last entry 3.30pm)
2-7 January: OPEN 10am - 4pm (House: last entry 3.30pm
8-19 January: Shakespeare's Birthplace is NOT ACCESSIBLE due to conservation works.
From 20 January: Shakespeare's Birthplace: OPEN 10am - 4pm (House: last entry 3.30pm)
Shakespeare Gift Shop
3 January (PM): CLOSED for stock taking. Reopens 4 January (PM)

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Closed for the winter season, reopening 10 February 2024.

Shakespeare's New Place

Closed for the winter season, reopening 16 March 2024.

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To avoid disappointment it is essential to pre-book tickets online.

Mary Arden’s Farm and Hall’s Croft

Please note: Both Mary Arden’s Farm and Hall’s Croft remain closed to general visits.

Both properties continue to provide dedicated learning spaces, with Hall’s Croft hosting A-Level and higher education groups and Mary Arden’s Farm playing host to our primary school workshops where children can get hands-on and learn more about Shakespeare’s work, life and times in a secure setting.

Outside of term time, Mary Arden’s Farm transforms into an events space, where families can escape into the past to enjoy Tudor-inspired fun! See our What’s On page for more information on upcoming events.

The Shakespeare Centre remains closed to visitors until further notice, however the Reading Room is open for in-person research activity.

If you have an enquiry related to a ticket you purchased for Shakespeare's family homes, please contact us by email: [email protected] or by phone: 01789 204016.

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