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Shakespeare’s Birthplace

 

Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW

Transport: Rail: Stratford-Upon-Avon

Website: www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/shakespeares-birthplace/

Times: Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec, Mon-Sun 10am-4pm, last adm 3.30pm, Apr-May, Sep-Oct, Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, last adm 4.30pm, Jun-Aug, Mon-Sun 9am-5pm, last adm 4.30pm, closed Dec 23-26, Mar 17-Apr 30

Price: £17.50, concs £16.50, family £46.50, ages 3-17 £11.50, under 3s free, five-house unlimited annual pass £22.50, child £14.50, concs £21

Start Date: Wed 1st January 2020

End Date: Thu 31st December 2020


The half-timbered building where William was born and brought up.

A half-timbered building, with extensive grounds to the rear, where William and his brothers and sisters were born and brought up.

In 1847, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust purchased the house where playwright William Shakespeare was born and brought up from a descendant of Joan Hart, one of his sisters. The rooms in the half-timbered building are furnished as accurately as possible to recreate the 1570s interior - including a glover's workshop - and costumed guides vividly bring the attraction to life.

Shakespeare's Birthplace has been welcoming visitors for over 250 years. This is the house where William Shakespeare was born, grew up and played. He ate meals in the hall and he slept and dreamt in these rooms. 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, the 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. It's a special place that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.