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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Shakespeare's Birthplace -

Address

The Shakespeare Centre
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6QW

Contact

Tel : 01789 204016

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This is where the Shakespeare story began.

As the house where William Shakespeare was born and grew up, Shakespeare's Birthplace has been welcoming visitors for over 250 years. Shakespeare also spent the first five years of married life in this house with his new wife, Anne Hathaway.

For millions of Shakespeare enthusiasts worldwide, this house is a shrine. Here you will discover the world that shaped the man and find out what other famous writers thought when they visited here. Follow in the footsteps of not only Shakespeare, but other well-known visitors such as Charles Dickens, John Keats, Walter Scott and Thomas Hardy.

Shakespeare's Birthplace is a fascinating house that offers a tantalising glimpse into Shakespeare's early world.

Follow Shakespeare’s childhood and early married years through the very rooms he lived in.

Famous Beyond Words Exhibition

Your journey starts in the Shakespeare Centre. Explore how Shakespeare has been enjoyed and interpreted through the centuries.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Experience the home environment that shaped Shakespeare’s early life and explore his father’s glove-making workshop. Meet the locals in Shakespeare’s Tavern, open for business once again.

Shakespeare Aloud!

Catch our resident actors bringing Shakespeare’s works to life. Make a request, or even join in!

Opening Hours for 2016

Extended Summer Season 4 July– 28 August - Monday to Sunday - Open 09:00 Last Entry 17:30

Summer Season 19 March – 3 July & 29 August – 30 October - Monday to Sunday - Open 09:00 Last Entry 17:00

Winter Season 31 October – March 2017 - Monday to Sunday Open 10:00 Last Entry 16:00

Upcoming Events

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Recent News

Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is pleased to announce that its Honorary President, Professor Stanley Wells, CBE, has been awarded a knighthood in The Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list.

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posted 20/06/2016 11:00:00

Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations - 23 April 2016, Stratford-upon-Avon

2016 is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare death which will be marked in Stratford-upon-Avon and around the world by a series of special projects and events led by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and others. These are some of the multiplicity of celebrations that the Trust is leading or involved with: this schedule will be continually updated as further events information is confirmed.

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posted 11/04/2016 14:15:00

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Directions


By Road

Stratford-upon-Avon is geographically located in the historic heart of England. It is easy to reach from London, the Midlands and the North and is close to the M40, M42 and M6 motorway networks.



The town is a short drive from Junction 15 of the M40 and is well sign posted on all major routes from Coventry, Birmingham, Oxford, Banbury, Worcester and Evesham. Car parking within the town centre is plentiful.

By Public Transport

Nearest train station: Stratford-upon-Avon

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust facilities include:

  • First aid facilities
  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Demonstrations given
  • Guided tours available for groups
  • Guided tours available for individuals
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Suitable for families
  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Group discounts available (min group size)
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Café/restaurant
  • Park and ride
  • Approx length of visit
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Toilets

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust accessibility includes:

  • Audible alarm system
  • Clear signage throughout attraction, eg colour contrast, large letters, pictograms
  • Contrast markings on glass doors and full-height windows
  • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside main entrance
  • Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • Level access, ramp or lift to gift shop
  • Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point

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