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Shakespeare's Birthplace

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Shakespeare's Birthplace: Shakespeare's Family Homes
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Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up. Hear tales of Shakespeare’s family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and get up close to rare artefacts from the Trust’s world...more
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Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW, England
+44 1789 204016
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our first stop on the Shakespeare trail (I imagine it is for most people) and we were a little underwhelmed. First off, we bought our multi ticket from the information centre. The lady their told us it is cheaper to buy from them...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank livbundy89
Reviewed yesterday

Of course this is one of the centres of Western culture. The queue for entry goes on literally for ever. And then without ever being at all disappointing, it is simple, understated, soon done. Of course it's a small place; although John Shakespeare was big...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

very good insight into our history the actors were very good at bringing his plays storeys to life the guids inside the house new ther stuff but thought it a bit pricey

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 254royw
Reviewed 2 days ago

Entrance fee is high, 17 pounds for an hour tour.. quite interesting to have actors around in the house and tell about the stories at that time, the full story ticket will definitely offer better value.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank judy1123
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting and informative. Guides were extremely knowledgeable.Lovely day out.The building has been very well preserved.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paddywack01
Reviewed 3 days ago

The facade is stunning enough, but get inside and soak up the Bard . There is no point coming to Stratford and passing this gem by. You get a warm greeting when you walk in. One thing you notice about Shakespeare's buildings, there are loads...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kevine142
ShakespeareBT, House Manager at Shakespeare's Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for such a thoughtful review. I am really pleased you found our staff friendly and engaging, and they will love the fact ‘they know more than Google!’ I am really pleased you have been inspired to return to the Bard, our...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

entrance fee is high, but now i can imagine how they lived in the Shakespeare's time. The actors make the picture complete.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marc s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good for information if you are interested in his history, well planned out and lots of good information for you.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AntonyS204
Reviewed 3 days ago

I hadn't ben for 25 years so was very pleasantly surprised. the site is much more of a visitors' centre now with a good introduction in a long winding corridor before you reach the house itself. a multi-venue ticket gets you to 4 other venues...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BumpkinWiltshire
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fascinating finding out all about the bard! And tudor England. Worth a visit to this ancient town.Some great character actors as well

Date of experience: March 2019
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17 March 2018|
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Response from AlanH528 | Reviewed this property |
We started at Birthplace as opens st 10.00 and took about an hour for visit as small museum attached. We then walked to New Place (10 min), then Halls Croft (5 min). Worth then popping into Trinity Church (5 min) as he is... More
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18 January 2018|
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Response from 981victorl | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. The gift shop has an entry on street side.
22 August 2017|
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Response from FatBub | Reviewed this property |
If you have the annual pass you purchased, it's valid for one year - visit as often as you like 😎