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Opening Times

Plan ahead to allow plenty of time to enjoy your visit

Please note: Shakespeare's Birthplace is currently open daily from 10am-4pm, but will close from 5 January to 4 February 2022 to enable us to carry out vital conservation work. Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Shakespeare's New Place are currently closed for the winter and will reopen on 26 March 2022. Mary Arden's Farm and Hall's Croft remain closed to the public until further notice. For more information see Latest Updates.

Booking online is recommended, particularly during busy periods such as weekends.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace
 Monday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Christmas and New Year
Closed: Friday 24 - Sunday 26 December. 
Open: Monday 27 December - Tuesday 4 January, 10am-4pm (1 January opening at 11am)
Closed: Wednesday 5 January - Friday 4 February 2022 (closed for essential conservation)
Open: Saturday 5 February, 10am-4pm

Shakespeare's Birthplace Shop
 Monday - Sunday, 10am-4pm

Christmas and New Year:
Closed: Friday 24 - Sunday 26 December
Open: Monday 27 December - Tuesday 4 January 2022
Closed: Wednesday 5 - Tuesday 11 January 2022

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
Closed for winter until 26 March 2022.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage Shop
Closed for winter until 26 March 2022.

Shakespeare’s New Place
for winter until 26 March 2022.

Shakespeare's New Place Shop
Closed for winter until 26 March 2022.

Mary Arden’s Farm and Hall’s Croft are currently closed to the public.

The Shakespeare Centre also remains closed to visitors until further notice. This includes on-site educational courses and after-hours events. The Reading Room is now open for in-person research activity.

Opening hours may be changeable depending on further government guidance and/or operational requirements.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support in these challenging times. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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