Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

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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  • August 21, 2017
    Visited on a Saturday in August at around 2pm but it wasn't crowded. Would recommend buying a pass for this and other Shakespeare attractions as we skipped the queue and the pass is valid for 12 month...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    This is a nice visit. However I find it very expensive to what you can do as the house is quite small inspite they have added a modern part introducing Shakespeare. However, still is very pricey and t...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    attraction price isn't cheap, but this very entertaining and allows you to interact with various exhibitors, objects, etc. Besides inside and on the patio there are performances by staff of the attraction, which in turn oversee so not to break anything
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  • The house looks dated yet very well maintained. The furniture in the house is marvellous. The guides in the house are very engaging. There is always some act going on. The shop there has some pretty interesting stuff.
  • Very fun place to spend an afternoon. Lots to see and what a wonderful gift shop. It's surrounded by a beautiful town where many of Shakespeare's family's homes still stand.
  • All the Shakespearean places run by the trust are worth visiting. If you can, buy a ticket that lasts a year which is for all of them. Start here ofcourse, that's where he did. Then you choose the order of the rest, Mary Arden's, Anne Hathaway's, ETC end at the church? Where his headless corpse is buried? All are top notch.
  • 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.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, has a wealth of hotels, guesthouses, country inns, and self-catering apartments. For big-name hotels, look no farther than the historical town center, where most of the area's big attractions are located. Stratford is also famous for its range of comfortable B&Bs, conveniently located in and around this compact town. If you're looking for something a little closer to nature and prefer the open air, consider exploring family-run hostels and working farms in the nearby countryside.
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