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Shakespeare's Birthplace

Stratford-upon-Avon Category Museums & Galleries, Historic Sites
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Shakespeare's Birthplace has been welcoming visitors for over 250 years. This is the house where William Shakespeare was born, grew up and played. He ate meals in the hall and he slept and dreamt in these rooms. Shakespeare also spent the first five years of married life in this house with his new wife, Anne Hathaway.

For millions of Shakespeare enthusiasts worldwide, this house is a shrine. Here you will discover the world that shaped the man and find out what other famous writers thought when they visited here. Follow in the footsteps of not only Shakespeare, but other well-known visitors such as Charles Dickens, John Keats, Walter Scott and Thomas Hardy.

Shakespeare's Birthplace is a fascinating house that offers a tantalising glimpse into Shakespeare's early world. It's a special place that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.

Plus, watch Shakespeare's plays being brought to life by our very own troupe of professional actors, Shakespeare Aloud! You can see live performances every day, so join in with the actors and request an excerpt from your favourite play.

While you're here, you may be invited to record a video for the Birthplace blog, Living Shakespeare, where you can hear the stories of some of our visitors from all over the world.

Discover even more of Shakespeare's world at the Shakespeare's Treasures Exhibition, showcasing a selection of treasures from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's collections. The items on display will be rotated every 6 months, so there will always be something new to discover when you visit the house! (- shakespeare.org.uk)

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