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Birthroom at Shakespeare's Birthplace

Birthroom at Shakespeare's Birthplace


Notzarina Howell-Jones

01789 204 016


Shakespeare Centre,
Henley Street,
CV37 6QW


The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust opens and cares for five beautiful historic houses and gardens all linked with William Shakespeare and his family and each with its own fascinating story to tell. Whether visiting one or multiple houses, the group visits team are available to assist you in planning your itinerary -


The house where the world's most famous playwright was born and grew up. See and hear Shakespeare's characters come alive.


Step back into the 1570s and spend a day on this real working farm that was the childhood home of Shakespeare's mother. With activities and events for all the family.


Discover the most romantic of the Shakespeare Houses, where William courted his future wife, at her family home. Discover the new Woodland walk, follow the Sculpture Trail and enjoy the tranquillity of the award winning Cottage Garden.


The elegant home of William's daughter, Susanna, and her husband, Dr John Hall, an eminent physician. Be sure not to miss the beautiful walled garden and its historic herb bed and fragrant rose garden.


The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is transforming New Place, the site of Shakespeare's home for the last 19 years of his life, to create a major new heritage landmark where visitors can discover the story of the world famous playwright at the height of his success as a family man, writer and prominent citizen of Stratford-upon-Avon. This unique site will be the jewel in the crown of our national literary and cultural heritage, at the heart of the worldwide celebrations of 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016. The re-imagined Shakespeare’s New Place is scheduled to open on 23rd April 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Group rates are available to parties of 15 or more paying visitors. Super Saver discounts available to groups paying at least 8 weeks in advance.

Free on-site coach parking available at Mary Arden's Farm and Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Free coach dropping point at Shakespeare's Birthplace.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Opening Hours: Summer (Apr-June Sept-Oct) Mon-Sun 9am-5pm Extended Summer Opening (Jul - Aug) Mon-Sun 9am-6pm Winter (Nov-March) Mon-Sun 10am-4pm

Opening details

Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Hall's Croft and Nash's House & New Place are open daily throughout the year except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Mary Arden's Farm is open from March - October. Detailed information on the opening hours for each House are available on the website. Last entry into the Houses is at 5.00pm from April to October and 4.00pm from November to March.


We offer substantial savings to Groups (15 or more paying visitors) on admission prices to the Shakespeare Houses, as well as a unique range of Special Interest Talks and Tours together with after hours options designed to make your Group's visit truly special.

To save more on your Groups admission prices, consider paying eight weeks prior to arrival to qualify for the Super Saver Rate, or one week in advance of arrival to qualify for the Saver Rate. Further details on these exclusive savings opportunities are available from our Groups Department with every booking confirmation.

For members of the Travel Trade, we have a Voucher Scheme programme which interested companies can apply to become a member of. For further information on this option, please have a look at our Travel Trade Bookings page or contact our Groups Department directly by email at



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Map reference: SP 200551  Lat: 52.19377 Long: -1.70882


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Opening Hours: Summer (Apr-June Sept-Oct) Mon-Sun 9am-5pm Extended Summer Opening (Jul - Aug) Mon-Sun 9am-6pm Winter (Nov-March) Mon-Sun 10am-4pm

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