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Address: 22 Chapel St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 204016
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The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is transforming New Place, the site of...

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is transforming New Place, the site of Shakespeare's home for the last 19 years of his life, to create a major new heritage landmark where visitors can discover the story of the world famous playwright at the height of his success as a family man, writer and prominent citizen of Stratford-upon-Avon. This unique site will be the jewel in the crown of our national literary and cultural heritage, at the heart of the worldwide celebrations of 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016.

The re-imagined Shakespeare’s New Place is scheduled to open on 23rd April 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

• Visitors will be invited to walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps through a new entrance on the footprint of his original gatehouse

• A contemporary landscape treatment will echo the known footprint of the original Shakespeare family house

• A new exhibition centre will feature rare and important artefacts relating to Shakespeare’s life at New Place, many of them on display for the first time. The centre will be located in the neighbouring Nash's House, the Grade 1 listed Elizabethan town house which was home to Shakespeare’s granddaughter Elizabeth Hall, and her wealthy husband Thomas Nash. The building will undergo conservation work which is essential to keep it open to the public; it will also be extended to create space for informal learning and family activities, and modern, fully accessible, facilities for visitors, staff and volunteers.

• The sunken Knot Garden, will be restored in keeping with the intention of the original design by Ernest Law, the renowned garden designer who was considered one of the finest exponents of the Jacobean knot garden revivals of the early twentieth century

• Elements of the Great Garden, the largest surviving part of Shakespeare’s estate, will be conserved and restored following the opening of New Place in 2016.

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This attraction is on the site of Shakespeare's house. It comprises a garden and sculptures and an inside exhibition. It is well worth a visit on your Shakespeare trail.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'd seen the dig the Time Team were doing here some years ago and had to visit. There is not much here the gardens are well kept and has plenty of sculptures to view. The exhibition is a bit weak with poor graphics and displays not particularly impressed although I'm glad I did visit once but not for a second... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shakespeare's New Place is the home where he died. And, actually, that home doesn't exist. The vicar who owned the home in the mid-1700s demolished the home. He owned many other homes in Stratford-upon-Avon (17!), and was engaged in a dispute with the town about the taxes owed on the place. In addition, he and his wife had grown tired... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first visit since the opening of New Place so was surprised at we found. Although the concept is showing various different stages of life and times for the family but there are wonderful sculptures and moments from the sonetts in plaques on the floor as you walk through. Genius. Sad though that the house is no longer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here 4 years ago when the excavation was happening, was great to come back and see what has become of the site. This place will look amazing in summer, although the garden were still in pretty good shape. Didn't have a lot of time, but the staff were very informative and explained the site and its history well. Take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited all the Shakespeare attractions whilst in Stratford, but I liked this place and garden most of all. Luckily for me, it was a very sunny day and we sat in the tranquillity of the garden for ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in time for a very interesting brief presentation by Hattie on a rather chilly afternoon. Her enthusiasm for New Place was infectious! Also the lovely gate keeping volunteers were fun to talk to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction is on the site of Shakespeare's house. It comprises a garden and sculptures and an inside exhibition. It is well worth a visit on your Shakespeare trail.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an artistic response to Shakespeare, the New Place does a pretty good job. There are a number of interesting pieces of Shakespeare inspired sculpture and the grounds are nice to walk round, but though this is the site of the grand house that Shakespeare had built for his family, nothing remains of that house.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After viewing all of the other Shakespeare attractions, this was a let down. The whole place has been modernised and has lost it's ambient feel, it felt more like a childrens classroom than an historical building!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Didn't think this would be as interesting as it was. Really enjoyed the visit. You really learn about Will Shakespeare and his family.

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