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Shakespeare's Birthplace

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Address: Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW, England
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+44 1789 204016
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Really fab. The people who work there are so friendly and knowledgeable, I've learnt so much and really enjoyed myself thank you.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really fab. The people who work there are so friendly and knowledgeable, I've learnt so much and really enjoyed myself thank you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Shakespeare's birthplace is a very well done exhibit and house. Good information about The Bard and the house has been beautifully restored. The tour guides are knowledgeable. On the day we visited students from a local school were assisting with the tours and were so great with their information. They were having a good time talking about Shakespeare and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our docents were 11 to 12 adorable girls and boys who were students from a nearby academy. A novel and fun twist on visiting historical places. Come to see Shakespeare's birth place as it must have appeared in the 1500's. Actors delivering lines on demand from his plays add to the enjoyment

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If your coming to Stratford you must take a look at Shakespeare's birth place. You have to. Worth a visit and very informative. Been a few time never bored of coming.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For the amount paid for entry the exhibit was sadly lacking. I would have liked a talking audio guide to give more information. The live guides were quite reluctant to talk and only gave minimal answers when asked a question. It is ok but not up to standards of say Bath's Roman Baths or Warrick Castle. If you love Shakespeare... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The town is awesome, the history is awesome and I would highly recommend a trip to Stratford upon Avon...Lots to do and a beautiful town

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Peoria, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to see and move through but not my cup of tea. Ha an unintended pun. Bill would be so proud of me.

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Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very busy place but well worth a visit as it is where William was brought up, in the centre of town. The staff were very informative and helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All the buildings and facilities are very well maintained and the staff are all very kind, welcoming and knowledgeable.

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Albury, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very disappointing and very expensive look at nothing William. At the start there is a 15 minute movie which leaves you confused, why are we watching Homer Simpson? Throughout the "museum" the items in display mainly are from after William had passed away, with comments in the description often stating "possibly used by". The only place worth... More 

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ShakespeareBT, House Manager at Shakespeare's Birthplace, responded to this review

I am very sorry your visit was disappointing. The introductory exhibition aims to show the global reach of Shakespeare and how he is still as vital today. The video is to demonstrate how his work continues to be interpreted in many different forms - from classical theatre to cartoons. The Birthplace itself is the House that he was born in... More 

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