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The Shakespeare Centre

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Address: Henley St., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 201813
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Opened in 1964 to celebrate the life and works of Shakespeare, this center...

Opened in 1964 to celebrate the life and works of Shakespeare, this center houses the author's collections and provides a meeting place for literary scholars and researchers.

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Beuatiful piece of Stratford worth seeing

It is the lovely part of Stratford. Very ancient place that is definitely worth seeing. I can only recommend. We were here during the anniversy of 400 years and it was beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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Hlinsko, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It is the lovely part of Stratford. Very ancient place that is definitely worth seeing. I can only recommend. We were here during the anniversy of 400 years and it was beautiful. There are many small shops and cafes. It is possible to buy many souvenirs here. Definitely visit.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The Shakespeare's center comprises a few rooms with artefacts and facts about Shakespeare's plays and lifestyle and an informative film worth seeing. Then you go to visit the house he was born in, full of little details about his life and actors in rooms giving you more information about the way he lived, his family and so on. The gardens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This reception area & video gives an introduction to Shakespeare. Definitely worth a visit as you then can go into Shakespeare's Birthplace.

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Stratford on the Avon is the typical medieval town. It is nicely laid out and very clean . The Shakespeare Center offers a wide screen video detailing Shakespeare's life and accomplishments. There is a small exhibit providing more information about his life. The center is directly connected to the grounds and birthplace home of Shakespeare. The grounds are lovely. The... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We bought the Three Houses ticket (don't forget to gift aid it) There was a good amount of visual information to read and see (first folio and dig finds etc) and a short film depicting how Shakespeares life has inspired people over the centuries, you then go into his birthplace (see that review) Very much worth a single visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Easy to find with plenty of activities and things to do. Staff generally helpful but the centre is full of facts, fun and artic acts,

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Shakespeare Centre is a good starting point for a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. We purchased our tickets for the 3 town houses here and enjoyed the collection of artifacts on display at the centre. You can access Shakespeare's Birthplace when you come out the back of the center which was great to see. The actors in the gardens also added... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We visited on a very very hot July day. We went as early as we could which I always recommend for popular sites such as this. The staff we encountered were friendly throughout the property, apart from one young man (not in period dress) on duty in the 'glove' section of the house who rather just stood rather than interpret... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Really good way to spend an hour in Stratford, loved the actors in the garden and the tour guides who gave a good description of what life was like in Stratford 400 years ago.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Very informative, learned a lot of things about Shakespeare's history. Memorabilia are also available on the their stores.

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