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Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare's Birthplace Ticket

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Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare's Birthplace Ticket

Walk in Shakespeare's footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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  • Follow in the steps of England's famous playwright, William Shakespeare
  • Explore the Famous Beyond Words exhibition, setting the scene for your visit
  • Experience Shakespeare's home with video guides streamed directly to your phone
  • Enjoy the sights and smells of the plants that Shakespeare wrote about
  • Discover the prestigious glove-making workshop of Shakespeare's father
Full description

Explore the life of William Shakespeare with a visit to the house where he was born and grew up. Your ticket will be valid for one admission to the property.

On entering the house, see the workshop where Shakespeare’s father, John, ran his prestigious glove-making business. Walk through the rooms where William Shakespeare spent his early life. 

Shakespeare spent the first five years of his marriage living in this house, the largest house on Henley Street, with his wife Anne Hathaway. 

Visit the Beyond Words exhibition and don't miss Shakespeare's Second Folio, the 1632 edition of his collected plays. Don’t forget to scan your smartphone and watch the videos that bring Shakespeare's stories to life.

  • Entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Exhibition
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    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    • Shakespeare's Birthplace is located at the Shakespeare Centre on Henley Street

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Vaping
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 171 reviews

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    Quite pricey in comparison to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre tour we did the day before which as excellent and longer and cheaper. Informative and fun guides sprinkling some famous phrase origins like “Hit the sack”. Excellent shop at end of the tour. Made me want to re-read some plays. That didn’t last long I’m afraid

    March 27, 2023

    Janine was an excellent guide - she was leading a mixed group - children up to grandparents, including a couple from overseas. She engaged with us all - including 'role play' involving one child (who was quite shy) and myself. I had to nip off early to avoid our dinner reservation being lost which was a shame as it was so enjoyable. The tour actually took just over 1hr 45 which was longer than expected (1hr 30) but that was a good thing :)

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    March 27, 2023

    Visiting William Shakespeare's birthplace was a wonderful experience. The house has been very well maintained over the centuries and the Guides explained in length how Shakespeare and his family lived in his home. I thoroughly enjoyed finding out about William's dad's glove-making business as well as how Mary Arden gave birth to eight babies in very challenging conditions. A must-see!

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    March 27, 2023

    Product ID: 133098