Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

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The origin of a literary genius, Shakespeare's Birthplace was opened as a museum in the 1940s. Adjoining the house is the Shakespeare Center, where collections, documents, and the library are housed. This is also where you buy tickets and enter Shakespeare's house. The creators of the museum exhibit have lovingly restored the house to resemble what it may have looked like during Shakespeare's childhood. Inside are furnishings, the glove-making shop of John Shakespeare, and household items that look as if they were just laid down. Look for a window full of signatures, the names of people who have visited the house over the centuries. The garden has also been restored to what may have been its original state, and it makes for a pleasant stroll. Add Shakespeare's Birthplace and other attractions to your Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary using our Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner .
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  • Beautifully set out and so interesting giving me a complete insight into Shakespeare’s life. The orientation film was interesting and informative. A must when visiting Stratford Upon Avon.  more »
  • We visited the Birthpace only and it was easy to find in the main pedestrian street. The one feedback point is that if you just wish to visit the birthplace only it is quite expensive when you conside...  more »
  • Good value to buy the full story ticket 22.50 and visit all or as we did three of the related sites. Something special about this place and once youve started youll want to see the other places. Come ...  more »
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  • Very popular. Wonderful walking tour. Actors doing Shakespeare. Really good. The home is well worth seeing to appreciate their life. The gift shop is also great if you have room in your luggage to take things home.
  • Mediocre experience had nothing to do with the friendly staff or exhibits. It's unfortunately just a too highly trafficked tourist spot, with the small spaces cramped with people including coach and children groups. It was very difficult to connect with any atmosphere, and unless you are at ease in crowded, loud places it will probably be frustrating. In terms of value as a sincere Shakespeare fan, your time is better spent at his New Place, especially in the large garden. However there are some neat exhibits in the gallery before you enter his birthplace, and well put together time lines.
  • The tour guide was very informative a little hard to hear him because he spoke so softly but thank goodness, I was in the front row. I learnt a lot more about Shakespeare's life than I did in school in America and it actually felt like he was home the way it has been taken care of and decorated! Truly one of the highlights of my visit!!!
  • Well maintained 16th century house. One will fall in love with the place, garden and the street full of shops. Small group of actors performs small bits from Shakespeare's plays. It's an amazing feeling. A must visit if you are near this place.
  • What a beautiful town, full of history and warm and friendly people, the birthplace of the genious Shakespeare, the ambassador of English literature..his museum must be seen.. the town is clean and tidy full of beautiful shops and cafes as well as beautiful restaurant alongside the river serving delicious food. We spent splendid time in this town.
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