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Address: 22 Chapel St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP, England
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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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Really peaceful

Lovely grounds and an interesting layout inside. You won't spend long in the house so not ideal on a rainy day. On a dry day you can spend a nice hour or two relaxing in the... read more

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The garden area was lovely and the volunteers told us about what had happened to the house which used to be on the site. The exhibition in the house was very disappointing.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a weekend trip to Stratford in January with my wife went back to see New Place as read it had been " refreshed " and must admit we were very impressed . The exterior grounds with various display objects and sculpture park was really well laid out , interesting , aesthetically sensitive and very visually attractive . The interior... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely grounds and an interesting layout inside. You won't spend long in the house so not ideal on a rainy day. On a dry day you can spend a nice hour or two relaxing in the garden.

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Thank HoobyWinchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While the original building no longer exists, New Place consists of lovely gardens with sculptures and modern tributes to the works of Shakespeare. In many ways we enjoyed this site more than the birthplace as there were activities for our young family to get involved with. If you like a modern twist on the heritage of Shakespeare then this is... More 

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wolverhampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would highly recommend a visit to this wondrous place. It is suitable for both adults and children. There are lovely gardens to explore or just sit and relax. The staff are very warm, welcoming and knowledgeable so make this a great experience.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this purely because to visit the Shakespeare's birthplace the only ticket available covered the three houses including New Place. Since the Shakespeare's home was demolished in the 17th century and its replacement torn down in 1759, the attraction consists of an open space with an exhibition area in the next house. The gardens would probably be pleasant in... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I purchased a 3 attraction pass ticket and New Place was included. The gardens are absolutely stunning and I can imagine in the Summer, it would be even more beautiful. The tour host was informative and showed us round the first few areas of interest. The house I felt wasn't anything special, in comparison to Shakespeare's Birth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably my favourite of the four Shakespeare related properties we visited. Despite being February these gardens were worth a visit and the sculpture of the tree and model of the ship are amazing.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited here as a family, with children who have an appreciation of history and Shakespeare himself. However, this attraction is best described as a collection of tributes to the great man, located where his house used to be. My wife summed it up best: "Tenuous".

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to be enjoyed here, new incredible sculptures set in an old established garden, a quiet oasis in a busy town. New planting of pleached Lime Trees surounding lovely wooden bench seat, an old Knot Garden, lawns, old rose bushes and interesting trees.Went in October 2016, am looking forward to visiting this spring

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ShakespeareBT, Manager at Shakespeare's New Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to New Place. I do hope you will use your annual pass to return as the site changes through the year. We have a number of garden events scheduled throughout the year, including talks on the sculptures and garden demonstrations. More 

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