- Museums and Art Galleries
- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
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Walk in the footsteps of world renowned playwright, William Shakespeare. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust oversees five houses including Shakespeare's Birthplace where you can hear tales from his life, enjoy live theatre with Shakespeare Aloud! and see the very home where the bard was born!
Pay a visit to Anne Hathaway’s cottage and uncover five centuries of stories and rare artefacts. From there head to Hall's Croft to see a medical exhibition exploring practices of the time with added ick factor! Then discover Shakespeare's New Place. It features stunning gardens, sculptures and an exhibition on the site of his family home where Shakespeare later lived, and eventually died.
Kids will love Mary Arden’s Farm which is situated on nine acres of beautiful woodlands and orchards, and is run as an actual working Tudor farm. You can learn from the farmhands and meet some rare animals. Budding bards can run wild in the playground and get involved with craft sessions, holiday activities, folk music and seasonal events like National Poetry Day. You can also enjoy goose-herding (!) and falconry demonstrations.
- Explore the house where Shakespeare was born
- Experience a Jacobean medical exhibition
- Meet animals and enjoy activities at Mary Arden’s Farm
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Parking Available Nearby
Getting There and Contact Information
Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
20th March - 29th October 2017: Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:30
30th October - 11th March 2018: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
Each centre has different closing times, so please check before visiting.
The Full Story ticket:
Kids (3-17): £13.05
30 minutes before attraction closes
Dogs are welcome in the outdoor spaces. Assistance/Guide Dogs are allowed in all areas.
Due to the nature of the historic buildings wheelchair users can only access the ground floor in each house. The paths are uneven and narrow.
There are a number of pay and display car parks in Stratford-upon-Avon town centre, as well as a Park & Ride, which is signposted from the A46. There is a pay and display car park a short walk from Anne Hathaway's Cottage, in Cottage Lane, Shottery, CV37 9HH.