Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Warwickshire  /  Stratford-upon-Avon  /  Sightseeing  /  Shakespeare's Birthplace

Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Worth a visit as part of the 5 house package, two hours will see it all done. In the middle of town and an easy to three more houses and as whole package great day out on its own not worth the money . 
  • The place is interesting and very well preserved. You can get an idea of what it was like for the people in Shakespeare's time and also have information about the daily life and history of this genius of literature.
    show original
  • In every part of the home of friendly guides visit alive. I would have liked a bit of background music or some quotes from Shakespeare!
    show original
  • Visited here last month. Got to say I was expecting a bit more for the price. Paid £15 each to get in and we were out within half an hour! I have paid less and spent half a day in some places this certainly ain't worth the money. A total rip off. Take my advice and go to caenarfon castle in wales and pay £6 and spend nearly a full day there!!
  • Really enjoyed the meaningful attempt to bring William to life through artifacts and spirited vignettes - on demand - from his famous literary works. Highly recommended experience for those who love Shakespeare and those who only know his name.
  • A fascinting look at Shakespeare's birthplace. Very good knowledgeable staff who bring the place to life, dressed in period costume. Actors who encouraged visitors to take part in amusing scenes from his plays, in the garden. A must see museum.
  • A nicely maintain place where Shakespeare was born! At the entrance they play a video to give you a sense of the Bard! At the courtyards there are people in period costumes who enact parts of his work. On the street ther are many eating places!
  • Did any town ever so milk its association with a favourite son than Stratford On Avon and William Shakespeare? And yet they do it so well. It is a great town to visit. Art centres, preserved Elizabethan style houses and playhouses rub shoulders with exploitative commerce and locations purporting to be where Shakespeare was born, went to school, wed, threw stones at ducks and died (okay I lied about the ducks). Which brings me to this house. I am not convinced that this house is actually Shakespeare's birthplace. It would be just a touch too convenient. There were no celebrity actors and playwrights then. No Hello magazine. Nobody trying to preserve old buildings. However, this is still a fascinating house. Still a peek into Elizabethan times. Still supremely well done. Still worth the entry fee.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h