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Historic House, £6.50-£9.95

Mary Arden's Farm

Mary Arden's Farm


Ticket and Information

01789 204016


Station Road,
CV37 9UN



Explore the house where Shakespeare's mother, Mary Arden, grew up and experience for yourself the daily routine, skills and crafts the young William would have known from visits to his grandparents in the 1570s.
You will find all the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic Tudor farm. Mary Arden's Farm is a working farm that keeps pace with the seasons which means there is always something new to see and do. Look out for the daily activity boards during your visit.
Try your hand at farm chores and meet the rare breed animals. Watch our Tudors cook the traditional midday meal. Enjoy have-a-go archery (school and bank holidays) and daily falconry displays. Explore countryside walks and nature trails and enjoy refreshments and light meals served all day in the cafe.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Summer Season (April - June - September - October)
Shakespeare's Birthplace - Mon - Sun, 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

Extended Summer Season (July - August)
Shakespeare's Birthplace - Mon - Sun, 9am - 6pm
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 - 6pm

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, Closed form November 3 until Spring 2016

1. Shakespeare's Birthplace is open daily throughout the year except Christmas Day.

2. 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 22 March - 3 November.

3. 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.

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


Adult £9.95
Child £6.50
Concession: £8.95
Family* £26.50

*Includes two adults and up to four children. Under 5s are free. Tickets are available from the Farm.

During the winter we offer a Birthplace Plus Pass which includes entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Hall's Croft, Nash's House & New Place, Shakespeare's grave plus Anne Hathaway's Cottage offering savings between compared to individual tickets.



Plan route to Mary Arden's Farm using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SP 167584  Lat: 52.22373 Long: -1.75693

Take the A3400 from Stratford to Birmingham. Approximately 2 miles from Stratford follow signs to the left for Wilmcote and Mary Arden's Farm which can be found on the right-hand side in the village.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • 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
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

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
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      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
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

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