Shakespeare’s Birthplace

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Address: Shakespeare’s Birthplace, The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW
Phone Number: 01789 204016
Opening Hours: Current opening times.
Tickets: Buy online now to save!

Shakespeare’s Birthplace is the 16th century house in which William Shakespeare was born in Stratford Upon Avon in Warwickshire.

This attraction includes the house in which William Shakespeare lived and worked for over 20 years, in conjunction with the Visitor Centre which houses the gift shop, cafe and exhibition space. The 16th timber-framed house, furnished in keeping with the period of Shakespeare, provides an insight into the period during which William lived and what his life would have been like. Originally owned by William’s father, John Shakespeare, who was a glover by trade, the house also features a glover’s workshop.

The property also features a walled garden with a lawned area plus vegetables and herbs from Shakespeare’s time and is where there are daily presentations by a troupe of professional actors performing parts of Shakespeare plays. The exhibition in the visitor centre changes periodically and displays various artefacts relating to William Shakespeare and includes what is believed to be the only portrait of Shakespeare painted from life. Group tours available for additional fees.

  • Use town centre car parks.
  • Shop selling souvenirs, gifts and books.
  • Cafe serving snacks, cakes and hot and cold drinks.

Opening Times:

  • Winter 2016-17 (31 Oct to 19 Mar): 10am – 4pm
  • Spring/Summer/Autumn 2017 (20 Mar to 29 Oct): 9am – 5pm

Ticket Prices:

  • Please check the Shakespeare’s Birthplace website for opening hours.

Prices and opening hours correct as at January 2017.


Before you start your journey to Shakespeare’s Birthplace for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.

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