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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. To visit Shakespeare's Birthplace on your trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, use our Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary builder.
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  • Took 30 students aged 13-15 here today and they mostly enjoyed it. Apart from the rather rude patronising woman at the start who was very child unfriendly, the rest of the staff were lovely. 
  • It was a short guided tour with william shakespears life told....it was a bit boring and just tiring to be honest but then again i cant see the amazing fascination of william myself....so dont spend t...  more »
  • This is such a lovely building - full of character. There are people located around the building giving you some history and information about the building and what life would have been like in Shakes...  more »
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  • Amazing history here. I loved the staff dressed from Elizabethan times in each area of the house. They were all so knowledgeable and friendly. Lovely to know that this place has been preserved.
  • I am a big shakespeare guy so this was a dream for me. But even if you are not the history was super cool. The staff was soooo knowledgeable and cordial. Loved it
  • Very interesting and well worth a visit. The staff were so helpful and full of information. The actor preforming lines from Shakespeare's play's was really good. It is a must see for any Shakespeare fan visiting the area.
  • The actors will say poetry and the rest of the staff were pretty nice. When you fi through the the exhibits there are people to explain. Place if you're interested in art. Even though it was 1 and half hours from London it was worth it.
  • Good to see a piece of our history in the UK, located in a lovely little town. We visited on a Sunday and spent time on the market, full of nice little one off market vendors.