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Shakespeare's New Place
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Owner description: 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.
Faversham, England, United Kingdom
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“Bad marketing”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We were staying in Stratford upon Avon just 24hrs. We had tickets to see a RSC production in the theatre. We had. A couple hours to spare so thought we would pay a visit to Nash House which is virtually next to our hotel. Unfortunately you can not just visit the attraction unless you bought a ticket for a extortionate price allowing you entry to the other Shakespeare houses in the area. We didn't have the time to visit the other places but we could still not just buy one ticket for Nash House. Ridiculous. We walked away. That's 8 people they missed out on getting extra revenue.
Who ever came up with that idea needs to be sacked

Visited May 2014
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SBT_Marketing, Marketing Officer at Shakespeare's New Place, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to New Place & Nash’s House.

Our 3 house tickets were introduced based on the results of a visitor survey where respondents told us that they would prefer to spend less on a group ticket than to pay more in total for individual houses. We also find that combining the three properties into one ticket encourages visitors to explore a little further afield than they might have otherwise. This helps to facilitate the new discoveries that lie in wait at each of our beautiful houses around town.

I can appreciate that it must have been frustrating that you did not have time to visit all three of the houses included in our pass. I hope that you might have another opportunity to visit Stratford and have more time available to explore the properties for yourself.
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“Very enjoyable”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

An interesting house and gardens to visit. When we visited there was an marvellous actor in the gardens performing scenes from Shakespeare, making the visit very memorable.

Visited May 2014
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“the garden is a heaven”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

There are not so many things special to see and to do inside the house but the garden which is called New Place is worth to visit. It is an amazing place for relaxation. I would reccommend you to buy 5-houses pass which is for about £22. You'd save more with this pass which is also valid for 12 months.

Visited May 2014
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“Very loose connection to Shakespeare”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

This is the least impressive of all the Shakespearean sites in Stratford.
Nash House is only linked to Shakespeare through his granddaughter, who was married to Thomas Nash, and was a neighbouring residence to the actual property, New Place, owned by Shakespeare towards the end of his life. Considering that New Place has been demolished and all that can be viewed is a lawn and a commemorative stone it is stretching the imagination to include this property as part of the "5 house" tour.

Visited April 2014
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SBT_Marketing, Marketing Officer at Shakespeare's New Place, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to New Place and Nash's House.

We're always keen to hear from our visitors and thanks to feedback such as yours we have begun work on a large scale project to unlock the rich heritage of New Place. The project is still in its very early stages, but through it we aim to bring the site of Shakespeare's final home back to life for a 21st Century audience.

This will be a very exciting time for New Place so I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit again in the future to see the work after it has been completed.
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“Nash's House & New Place”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Nash's House itself had the least information about the "time" but the upstairs exhibition about "favourite" characters from Shakespeare's plays provided a real bonus. New Place gardens gave the link with Shakespeare via the beautiful sculptures based around his plays - interesting to see the various interpretations of the characters by the sculptor.

Visited April 2014
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