Shakespeare's New Place

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Shakespeare’s New Place – Shakespeare’s grand family home

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has transformed New Place, the site of William Shakespeare’s grand family home into a contemporary heritage landmark where visitors can connect with the playwright on the very ground where he lived for almost 20 years. The re-imagination of Shakespeare’s New Place is the biggest and most enduring project anywhere in the world to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016.
Follow in Shakespeare’s footsteps through a new entrance on the site of the original gatehouse and enjoy a contemporary landscape that reveals the footprint of Shakespeare’s lost family home, discovered during archaeological excavations of the site.
Specially commissioned sculptures conjure up the world that influenced Shakespeare, and his enduring influence in our world today. Wander into the restored sunken Tudor Knot Garden, and the Great Garden beyond, with its sweeping lawns, herbaceous borders, and famous mulberry trees.
A dynamic new permanent exhibition brings to life the story of Shakespeare’s New Place and the personal life of its most famous occupant and his family – casting new light on Shakespeare as a father, husband, citizen of Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as the famous playwright.
The whole site is now fully accessible for the first time. Ingenious architecture, landscaping and planning ensure that the gardens as well as the exhibition are wheelchair friendly, and in total sympathy with the Grade I listing of the site, making New Place a place for everyone to connect with Shakespeare.
On site: Gift shop, refreshments cart and fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Shakespeare’s New Place
Winter 2016-17
31 Oct - 19 Mar: 10am - 4pm

Spring/Summer/Autumn 2017
20 Mar - 29 Oct: 9am - 5pm

Admission charges

Enjoy 12 months’ free entry with all passes
Under 3s go free
Child: ages 3-17
Concession: over 60s and students in full time education
Family pass: 2 adults and up to 4 children (17 or under)

Save 10% on all houses passes when you book online before your visit.

Town, Cottage and Farm Pass

Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place, Hall’s Croft, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s Farm*

Adult: £26.25
Child: £17.00
Concession: £24.75
Family: £69.50

Town and Cottage Pass

Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place, Hall’s Croft and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Adult: £22.50
Child: £14.50
Concession: £21.25
Family: £59.50

Town Houses Pass

Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place and Hall’s Croft

Adult: £17.50
Child: £11.50
Concession: £16.50
Family: £46.50

Collection details

Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History

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Garden of curious A-MUSE-ments

Garden of Curious A-MUSE-ments

  • 15 — 17 December 2016

This Christmas become a muse catcher with the United Nations Board of Significant Inspiration.

Join official Muse Catchers from the United Nations Board of Significant Inspiration on an enchanting after-dark adventure. Journey through the Garden of Curious A-MUSE-ments at Shakespeare’s New Place, discover the history of muse hunting, and get stuck in to shaping your own inspiration on the very site where Shakespeare found his.

Prepare for a wondrous encounter...

Explore incredible installations of light, movement and sound, guided by UNBOSI specialists. Feel your inspiration grow and your imagination run wild as you encounter Shakespearian muses on a magical, interactive journey - suitable for Muse Catchers over 3. Under 15 must be accompanied by an adult Muse Catcher.

A magical location...

The Garden of Curious A-MUSE-ments occupies Shakespeare’s New Place, the site where Shakespeare’s very own home once stood. This ultimate site of creativity is the perfect place to catch your muse.

The Garden of Curious A-Muse-ments at Shakespeare’s New Place runs from 15 – 17 December 2016 and is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Muse catching parties will set off several times an hour from 4:30pm onwards – last entry 8:15pm. Tickets cost £8 adults, £5 children, £20 for families (2 adults and up to 4 children under 17yrs). Limited spaces available. Suitable for muse catchers age 3 and up, under 15s must be accompanied by an adult muse catcher. For more information and to book tickets, visit

Suitable for

  • Any age


£8 adult, £5 child, £20 family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children)

Booking required. Tickets can be bought online and can also be purchased at the Shakespeare Houses ticket desks.


Shakespeare's New Place
22 Chapel Street
CV37 6EP





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