Tickets for Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Visit Shakespeare's restored childhood home

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Opening hours
Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Today:  09:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  09:00 - 17:00
Monday:  09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Shakespeare’s New Place
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 17:00
Monday:  10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
Today:  09:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  09:00 - 17:00
Monday:  09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Hall’s Croft
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 17:00
Monday:  10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Mary Arden’s Farm
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 17:00
Monday:  10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Highlights
  • Choose to visit any three, or all five of Shakespeare's old haunts, including his birthplace and the remains of his family home
  • See rare artifacts and family belongings, experience live on-demand theater and view 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
Description

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!

Shakespeare’s Birthplace

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.

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.

Hall's Croft

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."

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What's included
Access to the number of Shakespeare's Family Homes you'd like to visit (3, 4 or 5 - depending on the ticket selected)
Instructions

Show your smartphone ticket at each entrance.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
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Venue
Address
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Henley Street, CV37 6QW, Stratford-upon-Avon
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There:

  • 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
Reviews
Feb 20, 2019
Much better than we envisaged
Liked the two actors
Very informative
Jan 14, 2019
Arrived when it opened so no crowds! A thoroughly enjoyable visit.
Dec 30, 2018
Fascinating and great fun for kids. My two (10 and 6) came away wanting to learn more about Shakespeare and Tudor England so definitely sparked the imagination. Would definitely recommend thuis - get the ticket for multiple properties - by far the best value.
Oct 16, 2018
How light was two actors who could perform pieces of any Shakespeare play on command!
Sep 13, 2018
This is a visit not to be missed. Tells the story of Shakespeare, his life and his family in very readable and pictorial form. Buildings and garden are great. Don't miss the wonderful actors in the garden!
Aug 28, 2018
had a fantastic day. such a wonderful place to visit.
May 30, 2018
Fabulous, worth the money
Feb 16, 2018
Well worth visiting !
Aug 10, 2018
Non visitare i luoghi di Shakespeare suona come un peccato. Così all'ultimo minuto un cambio di rotta per passare da Stratford upon Avon. Per paura delle code e di non aver tempo, con l'aiuto della rete, abbiamo trovato il sito di tiqets.com che ci ha dato la possibilità di prenotare, avere il biglietto in pdf sullo smartphone e poi non fare la coda. Esperienza positiva.

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