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Address: Shakespeare's Birthplace, The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW
Phone Number: 01789 204016
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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:

  • Spring/Summer/Autumn 2019: 1 January to 31 March 10am - 4pm, 1st April to 27th October: 9am - 5pm
  • Winter 2019 / Spring 2020: 28th October to 29th March 2020: 10am - 4pm

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult: £17.50
  • Child: £11.50
  • Concession: £16.50
  • Family: £46.50

Prices and opening hours correct as at July 2019.

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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