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  • Godiva Awards Winner
  • Chiltern Railways: Attraction of the Year
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum, £3-£5.50

GODIVA AWARD WINNER 2009 BEST TOURIST ATTRACTION. ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR

Tudor World - Experience the Past

Tudor World - Experience the Past

Tudor World trio

Tudor World trio

Address

40 Sheep Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon,
Warwickshire,
CV37 6EE

Details

TUDOR WORLD MUSEUM

Tudor World is a multi award winning attraction having won awards for three consecutive years: 2008 - Silver Godiva Award, 2009 - Gold Godiva Award and 2010 Chiltern Railway's Attraction of the Year.

"An interesting and scary insight into Tudor history" Sara Krime

Tudor World is an exciting and award-winning museum which brings the 16th century to life! With interesting facts and realistic recreations, this is an atmospheric and fascinating experience.

Author Terry Deary of the Horrible Histories fame, was so impressed he dedicated his book Stratford-Upon-Avon to the building.

Adding to the ambience, is that the exhibits are set in a genuine Tudor building, complete with half-timbered wattle-and-daub frontage; a cobblestone carriageway dating back to 1595 and an illustrious history. Bequeathed by King Henry VIII to William Shrieve, an archer, the building has borne witness to plague, religious persecution, treason, intrigue, war, fire, and of course, Shakespeare.

“In Stratford-Upon-Avon it is clearly desirable for any house of the right age to be able to claim that Shakespeare crossed its threshold, for the Shrieve’s House [Tudor World], this claim can be made with some validity”. The Shrieve’s House, Stratford-Upon-Avon Society, Peta Ree

The bard regularly frequented the building to visit his friends, William and Elizabeth Rogers, who ran The Three Tunns Tavern from the site. Elizabeth’s nephew, William Walker, was Shakespeare’s Godson. Shakespeare is reputed to have based his famous character Falstaff on William the tavern keeper.

As you walk down the oldest surviving cobblestones in Stratford dating back to 1595 on which Shakespeare himself has strolled, your journey back in time has already begun into the Tudor World!

View our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo_bw367Fyc

For further details see www.TudorWorld.co.uk/

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Open all year, except Christmas Day
Open daily 10.30am to 5.30pm (last admission at 5.00pm)

Prices

Adults £5.50
Concs £4.50
Children £2.50
Family Ticket £12.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Theatre: Please enquire.
School groups: Please enquire.
Corporate groups: Please enquire.

Reviews

    Location

    Directions

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    Map reference: SP 202548  Lat: 52.19164 Long: -1.70526

    See map
    Parking: meter parking outside the property (free after 6pm). Disabled parking at the rear of the property.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Stratford-upon-Avon station

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • 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
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

    Notes

    • The property is a grade 2+ listed building. We have provided ramps and wider doorways where possible. However, we are not able to provide lifts. There is a BTEC qualified member of staff trained in manual handling, risk assessment, first aid and disability awareness.

    Entrance

    • YesEntrance is well lit

    General

    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system
    • YesVisual alarm system