The Birth of Genius
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Touring the Birthplaces of William Shakespeare and Sir Edward Elgar.
With just one phone call to Shakespeare Country's Travel Trade and Groups Desk you can book a unique, great value day out for your group celebrating the lives of two British cultural icons.
10:15 Group arrives at Shakespeare Centre for introductory talk and visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace.
The Shakespeare Centre and Birthplace are in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. Your visit will start with a 45-minute interactive talk All About Shakespeare. During your visit to Shakespeares Birthplace you will see the house decorated and furnished as Shakespeare would have known it as a boy and see demonstrations by costumed guides of the ancient craft of glove-making as practised by Shakespeares father.
The five Shakespeare Houses are owned and cared for by The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
They are an independent charity who depend entirely on the public for support to maintain and preserve the World's Shakespeare Heritage.
12:00 Lunch in the historic market town of Stratford-upon-Avon
13:15 Depart for Worcestershire
14:00 Arrive at the Elgar Birthplace Museum for welcome and introductory video with afternoon refreshments followed by a visit to Elgars Birthplace.
The country cottage where Elgar was born on 2 June 1857 is set in the heart of his beloved Worcestershire countryside with views towards the Malvern Hills. The Birthplace Cottage and Visitor Centre forms The Elgar Birthplace Museum and gives a fascinating insight into Elgar the man and his music. The visit starts with light refreshments and a 20 minute introductory video.
You can then explore the unique collection of Elgar memorabilia which includes original manuscripts, sketches and many personal and family items. To finish your visit you can relax in the beautiful garden surrounding the cottage.
15:45 The group is free to explore the cathedral city of Worcester
Admission Prices (combined ticket):
NB Price includes admission to Shakespeares Birthplace with talk and Elgars Birthplace with afternoon refreshments. Does not include lunch.