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Historic House, £9

Hall's Croft

Hall's Croft


Old Town,
CV37 6BG



Wander through the elegant home of Susanna Shakespeare and her wealthy physician husband, Dr John Hall. Discover stories of the house’s famous past occupants, relax in the tranquil gardens, join us this summer for a festival of outdoor music and unwind over a delicious snack of light meal in the cafe.

Examine the intriguing collection of apothecary's equipment and books in the doctor's consulting room along with a first edition of his medical notes published in 1657. In the beautiful gardens, breathe in the fragrant herbs as used by Dr Hall in his remedies.

Join us at Hall’s Croft as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s daughter’s home.

New for 2013 –Happy Birthday Hall’s Croft anniversary exhibition and summer music in the garden.

Learn about our important conservation work at Hall's Croft and see some of the house's impressive items of Elizabethan and Jacobean furniture in a new display.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringPublic toilets

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Summer Season (April - October)
Shakespeare's Birthplace
April-May - Mon - Sun, 9am - 5pm
Extended Summer Opening - June-August- Mon-Sun, 9am-6pm
September-October 9am-5pm

Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Mon - Sun, 9am - 5pm
Mary Arden's Farm - Mon - Sun, 10am - 5pm
Hall's Croft, Mon - Sun, 10am - 5pm
Nash's House & New Place, Mon - Sun, 10am - 5pm

Winter Season (November - March)
Shakespeare's Birthplace - Mon - Sun, 10am - 4pm
Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Mon - Sun, 10am - 4pm
Mary Arden's Farm - Closed
Hall's Croft, Mon - Sun, 11am - 4pm
Nash's House & New Place, Mon - Sun, 11am - 4pm

1. Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Hall's Croft and Nash's House & New Place are open daily throughout the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day; Mary Arden's Farm is open from 21 March - 31 October.

2. Allow about 45 minutes to 1 hour to visit each house, except Mary Arden's Farm, which is on a much larger site and can take two hours or more if wished.

3. Please note that on-site car parks will be closed half an hour after last entry


12 months FREE entry for a year from date of purchase!
Anne Hathaway's Cottage: Adult £9.00; Child £5.00; Concession £8.00; Family £22.50
Mary Arden's Farm: Adult £9.95; Child £6.50; Concession £8.95; Family £26.50

Free, Unlimited entry for 12 months from date of purchase

BIRTHPLACE PASS: Includes entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Nash's House & New Place, Hall's Croft and Shakespeare grave at Holy Trinity Church.
Adult £14.95
Child £9.00
Concession £13.95
Family £38.50

FIVE HOUSE PASS: Includes entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Hall's Croft, Nash's House & New Place, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's Farm and Shakespeare's grave at Holy Trinity Church.
Adult £22.50
Child £13.50
Concession £20.50
Family £58.00

Children Under 5: free
Child: between 5 - 15 and 16 - 17 year olds in full-time education*
Concession Student 18 + , Seniors 60+ and Disabled persons
Adult: 16 + NOT in education
Carer: Free
Family: 2 adults and up to 4 children aged 5 -16
School/college groups: One member of staff free for every 10 students

* Children (5-15 incl.) will not be allowed to visit unsupervised. 16-17 year olds may be required to prove their age.




Plan route to Hall's Croft using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SP 198549  Lat: 52.19226 Long: -1.71044

From Stratford Tourist Information Centre, proceed up Bridge Street and turn left at the roundabout into High Street. Continue straight on past the Town Hall and the Shakespeare Hotel. Follow this road into Church Street, passing the Guild Chapel, King Edward VI School, and the Alms Houses. Continue to the junction at the end of the street and turn left. Halls Croft is to be found on the left approximately 100 metres along.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 1
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


  • Access downstairs is fine for wheelchair users, however, as we have no lifts upstairs it is not easily accessible.

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