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Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare's Birthplace Ticket

Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare's Birthplace Ticket

From US$ 19.35 per person

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

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  • Discover Shakespeare's father's prestigious trade at the glovemaker's workshop
  • Explore the 'Famous Beyond Words' exhibition, setting the scene for your visit
  • Don’t miss the Giant Wallbook of Shakespeare’s plays brought to life in chronological order
  • Enjoy the sights and smells of plants and flowers that Shakespeare wrote about in his plays and poems
  • See original and replica items in the house
Full description

Explore the life of William Shakespeare in the town where he was born and grew up in, on a visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace. Your ticket will be valid for one admission to the property. William Shakespeare was born in this house and grew up here with his parents and siblings, spending the first five years of his marriage living here with his wife Anne Hathaway. John and Mary Shakespeare were wealthy enough to own the largest house on Henley Street. Visit the Famous Beyond Words exhibition and don't miss Shakespeare's second Folio. On entering the house, see the workshop where his father John ran his prestigious trade as a glovemaker. Don’t miss the Giant Wallbook of Shakespeare’s plays brought to life in chronological order. Simply scan your smartphone and watch the videos that bring Shakespeare's stories to life.

  • Entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Exhibition
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Meeting point

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

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 149 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

    October 18, 2022

    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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    August 29, 2022

    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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    July 31, 2022

    Product ID: 133098