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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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  • Of course, the whole industry surrounding WS in this area is vast. If you doubt that the canon were written by the stratford money-lender then you are in hot water. A lot of people will lose a lot of ...  more »
  • It is a paid attraction to enter the birthplace of Shakespeare. The house itself is quite small. In there you can see the interior of the house. Outside, there are actors and actress who can be asked ...  more »
  • We started our visit to Stratford with a visit to Shakespears birthplace. One of our party was in a wheelchair and unable to go upstairs so one of the guides very kindly got an ipad and talked her thr...  more »
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  • So exciting. Must visit. We have accidently get together with a group of tourists and watch a live theatre performance and got a glass of wine and cake for free. The birthplace itself is very nicely decorated as well. You will get your personal guider as well. Its really cool.
  • Love walking the High Street and with all the different shops etc. Was busy but not overly busy. Had a lovely day out. Would recommend a walk down by the river too.
  • It's not too badly priced considering it's an international tourist spot, and a ticket gets you in for a whole year, so I suppose the value is much better if you live nearby. That said, it's not somewhere I'd visit often as the building not really that interesting in itself, it just happens to be a place where a famous person was born. There's not much to warrant a repeat visit, and you can do the whole thing in 30-45 minutes. Probably worth doing once, just to say you did, and then never bothering again.
  • The historical enthusiast in me was completely taken with this place. Very well maintained, steeped in history and filled with knowledgeable people. Enjoyed myself thoroughly. Will visit again in future.
  • Last September I travelled to the UK to visit a colleague in Birmingham. He took me to Stratford-upon-Avon where i saw Shakespears birthplace and his 'alleged' headless grave sight! There is an incredible christmas decorations shop on the High Street too. The street entertainers were also fascinating. A great all round experience.