Ticket icon 10% off passes online

Share this page

Famous Beyond Words Exhibition

Meet the boy from Stratford-upon-Avon who became a household name all over the world

For four centuries Shakespeare’s work has fascinated people of all ages and backgrounds.  The new introductory exhibition at Shakespeare’s Birthplace explores the extraordinary story of William Shakespeare, the boy from Stratford-upon-Avon who became a household name all over the world. 

Discover what sparked his imagination and how he continues to shape our lives today.

New for 2016, the 400th anniversary year, is a display which explores Shakespeare's closest and longest relationships in Stratford: those with his immediate family.

Famous Beyond Words features an array of Shakespeare memorabilia, contemporary artwork, a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio and a timeline of Shakespeare's life, this inspiring exhibition sets the scene for your visit to the place where the story began.

Famous Beyond Words has been funded by the DCMS/Wolfson Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund. 

Getting organised?

Plan Your Visit

Save 10% on passes

Book online

Your support funds vital work

Find out how
This is where the story began Walk in Shakespeare's footsteps The home of Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna Relive Shakespeare’s love story Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a working Tudor farm