Tickets for Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Visit Shakespeare's restored childhood home
- Choose the number of Shakespeare's historic homes you'd like to visit. See his birthplace alone or the family homes
- See rare artifacts and family belongings, see live on-demand theater and his daughter's furnished home, Hall's Croft
- Play with the animals at his mother's childhood home, Mary Arden’s Farm, and see Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, where Shakespeare romanced his wife-to-be
Feel your high-school English Lit lessons coming to life as you stroll around Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon, just a two-hour drive from London. Go back to the Bard's beginnings, and discover his early inspirations as you explore his charming hometown. You'll see live on-demand theater, rare artifacts from the Trust's collections, his mother's working Tudor farm, his daughter's home, and more!
In the late 16th century, the Bard was born and raised in this traditional half-timbered house. It's now a museum outfitted with period furnishings - including a recreation of John Shakespeare's glove-making workshop.
Looking for the full experience? Then follow in the Bard's footsteps to these historic properties with the 'Shakespeare’s Family Homes' ticket, which includes his birthplace.
Shakespeare’s New Place
Shakespeare called this his family home from 1597 until his death in 1616. Though demolished in the 17th century, you can trace the building's foundations, unearthed during excavations.
This Jacobean home belonged to Shakespeare's daughter Susanna and her husband. Don't miss the authentic furnishings and magnificent garden.
Mary Arden’s Farm
This was Shakespeare's mother's childhood home. It's a working Tudor farm with archery, falconry and the delightful-sounding daily goose parade. Please note that the farm closes during the winter.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
For the romantics, this is a key spot to visit; where young Will courted his bride-to-be (no doubt using his powers of poetry to win her hand).
After your visit to this collection of properties you can say, as Edmund did in King Lear "The wheel is come full circle: I am here."
If visiting before April 2018, please choose between a ticket for three or all five properties. After April, you can choose between visiting 'Shakespeare's Birthplace' or 'Shakespeare’s Family Homes'.
- Access to the number of Shakespeare's Family Homes you'd like to visit (depending on the ticket selected)
Show your smartphone ticket at each entrance.
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
- Anne Hathaway's Cottage can be reached via bus X18, from Wood St
- Mary Arden’s Farm can be reached by train from Stratford-upon-Avon station
- All other venues are within walking distance from the town center