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Shakespeare's Birthplace

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Address: Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 204016
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Visit the birthplace of the world's greatest playwright. Shakespeare's...

Visit the birthplace of the world's greatest playwright. Shakespeare's Birthplace has been welcoming visitors from all over the world for over 250 years. This fine Tudor house is where the dramatist's life began. Life, Love & Legacy exhibition provides an immersive journey into the Shakespeare's world and interweaves theatre with Shakespearian magic, setting the scene for your visit to the Birthplace. In the garden, meet your favourite Shakespeare characters as Shakespeare Aloud perform live.

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A must vist when in Stratford

We missed the opportunity to visit the last time we were in town but this time took the opportunity to have a good wander around and take in this fascinating building and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We missed the opportunity to visit the last time we were in town but this time took the opportunity to have a good wander around and take in this fascinating building and the excellent displays the Trust has developed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of all the historical attractions in the UK, Shakespeare's Birthplace offers perhaps the best opportunity to get a feel for the upbringing and style of living that in part shaped the future of a truly historical figure. The small rooms of the home, the tight congested communial areas and pleasant cottage garden portray a realistic vision of the childhood through... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time we go here we here and see something new regarding the life of Shakespeare and his family.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Informative and happy staff, useful information. Winter is the time to visit with less people going through the house (also afternoon) and you can appreciate the building and its contents without being rushed. Best way to see is with a Town and Cottage Pass (can be used for 12 months).

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Thank DebC1967
Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Obviously a must for anyone that is visiting STratford upon Avon, whether into Shakespeare or not. Probably not the best place for atmosphere, but hey, the bard grew up here, so it is very important. Situated in traffic free street with lots of lovely shops to browse, as I say a must for visitors.

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Thank BigGirtl
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Helpful and informative staff and a genuine air of history. A pity that the cost of admission was a little steep, especially considering the other things to see in Stratford. Pricey gift shop too, that lowered the tone a little.

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Thank rightside2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic historic place to visit it has everything for all ages. To book a tour and visit all the homes that are involved with Shakespeare's life and death and that of his family is well worth the money.

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Thank Elaine B
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see it from the outside, which looks exactly like the photos. We couldn't find a way in. I don't know if there is a museum inside, or it is not equipped for visitors.

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Hobart, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shakespeare’s Birthplace was such a disappointment! It's advertised as the main place where we’d find out all about Shakespeare and we'd been expecting as good a time here as we’d had in Mary Ardern’s farm or Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. We went in and found a French girl in costume chatting to two other French girls about working in the UK... More 

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

The birthplace of Will Shakespeare in the main town area and is prominent in its location. The building still has the charm of old England and has a gift shop and tour facility.

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