Shakespeare's Birthplace and the Shakespeare Centre

Shakespeare's Birthplace and the Shakespeare Centre
Henley Street
CV37 6QW




01789 204 016


01789 296 083

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The Birth Room at Shakespeare's Birthplace
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The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is an independent charity that cares for Shakespeare's heritage. It owns five Shakespeare Houses in and around Stratford-upon-Avon, all directly linked to Shakespeare. The Trust also cares for Harvard House.

The wider work of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust extends to managing one of the largest Shakespeare libraries in the world and a large archive of local history. It also runs a department devoted to education in Shakespeare and Shakespeare's Works, both for the public and educational institutions, and provides a programme of activities to inform and entertain throughout the year.

Parts of the Designated Collections of national importance relating to Shakespeare’s life and times are at this venue.

Venue Type:

Archive, Association or society

Opening hours

Library Times
Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00
Sat 09.30-12.30

Call for buildings information

Closed: 23rd-26th December

Admission charges

Shakespeare Five House Ticket

Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Hall's Croft, Mary Arden's Farm, Nash's House & New Place, Shakespeare's Birthplace

Ideal for a weekend!

Adult: £21.00
Child: £13.50
Concession: £19.00
Family: £55.50
Shakespeare Birthplace Ticket

Hall's Croft, Nash's House & New Place, Shakespeare's Birthplace

Ideal if you only have a few hours

Adult: £13.50
Child: £9.00
Concession: £12.50
Family: £36.00

The Designated Collections of national importance relating to Shakespeare’s life and times are located at Shakespeare's Birthplace and the Royal Shakespeare Collection.

Please contact Shakespeare's Birthplace for more information if you wish to see a specific item.

This collection includes items concerned with the performance and study of his works from the 16th century to the present day. The collections comprise an outstandingly deep, rich and varied source for the study and enjoyment of all aspects of the life and works of one of the world’s most celebrated literary and historical figures. The collections relate not only to Shakespeare and his works, but also to literary context, local history and the continuing evolution of theatre and performance.

Collection details

Social History, Personalities, Medicine, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archives, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of apples on tree

Apple Days

  • 27 — 28 September 2014 10am-5pm

Toast the English apple at our cider and apple juice bar and help us to celebrate the end of the harvest.

Michaelmas marks the end of the fishing season and the beginning of the hunting season. It was the time to pick apples and make cider and was one of the 'quarter days' when the Tudors would settle rents and accounts.

Taking place at Mary Arden's Farm, CV37 9UN.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £12.50, Child: £8.00. Tickets valid for one year.