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Visiting During Coronavirus

We can’t wait to welcome you to Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Visiting during Coronavirus

Take time to walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps, without the usual crowds. Your visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace will help us to ensure that Shakespeare’s heritage survives this difficult period for future visitors to enjoy. 

To keep our visitors and staff safe, we have introduced a timed ticket system. All tickets must be booked in advance, even if you have a pre-existing ticket. See below for more details and to read about the extra safety measures we've put in place.

Please note that Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s New Place, Mary Arden’s Farm and Hall’s Croft will remain closed until at least spring 2021. 

Pre-booking is essential

Online booking is essential to secure your time slot. We'll be unable to grant you entry without a pre-booked, timed entry ticket. Tickets will be released every Friday, with availability up to 2 weeks in advance.

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Existing ticket-holder? See our ticketing policy for details.

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Before your visit

Please bear the following things in mind, and check our website and social media for updates before travelling.

  • If showing COVID-19 symptoms please stay at home

  • Wear a face covering in indoor spaces (unless exempt)

  • We may conduct temperature checks

  • Bag searches are in operation

  • We do not offer cloakroom/baggage store facilities

  • Be ready for cashless payments

Watch our safety & hygiene video

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Keeping you safe

Markers around the site will help you to maintain social distancing measures at all times. We've also taken extra hygiene measures including;

  • Hand sanitiser stations

  • Enhanced cleaning regimes

  • One-in-one-out toilets

What we ask of you

Please respect fellow visitors and staff by adhering to all of the measures outlined on site and in our Terms of Entry.

Visitors in Birthplace garden

See our FAQs for more details

Getting Here

Help us keep Shakespeare's story alive

In 1847 Shakespeare’s Birthplace was saved for the nation. Now we need your help to save it once again. By visiting you are helping care for the world's greatest Shakespeare heritage and keeping his story alive. Thank you for your support.

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