TUDOR WORLD MUSEUM
The Falstaff Experience 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 is it 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
Open daily 10.30am to 5.30pm (last admission at 5.00pm)
Family Ticket £11.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Theatre: Please enquire.
School groups: Please enquire.
Corporate groups: Please enquire.
SP 202548 52.19164 -1.70526
Parking: meter parking outside the property (free after 6pm). Disabled parking at the rear of the property.
: 1 mile from Stratford-upon-Avon station
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Credit cards accepted (with charge)
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Dogs accepted
- Smoking not allowed
Self-Assessed Accessibility Details
- Designated parking for guests with disabilities
- Within 50 metres approx. of entrance
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is solid
- Drop-off point for guests outside entrance
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Is flat (i.e. without steps)
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
- From the entrance to reception / ticket area
- To the gift shop
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Visitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
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 is well lit
- Displays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
- Audible alarm system
- Visual alarm system