Nestled in the rural Warwickshire countryside, on the picturesque banks of the River Avon, lies the charming medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon. As the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the world’s greatest playwright, it is steeped in more than 800 years of Ye Olde English culture and history.
Follow in the footsteps of William Shakespeare and his family in a poetic town full of history and English charm. Venture through the cobbled streets to find Stratford’s oldest tea room housed in a 16th century Grade II* listed building, celebrate the works of the ‘Bard of Avon’ in a theatre dedicated to his plays and one of Stratford’s last remaining Elizabethan townhouses.
The childhood home of William Shakespeare is a very special place that everyone should set foot in at least once in their lives. Start your Shakespearian learning in the introductory exhibition which explores the extraordinary story of William Shakespeare, the boy from Stratford-upon-Avon who became a household name all over the world. For four centuries Shakespeare’s work has fascinated people of all ages and backgrounds. Discover what sparked his imagination and how he continues to shape our lives today. Costumed guides will show you around the house, talk about the family’s colourful history and answer all your questions. Wander into the garden and enjoy live theatrical performances of some of his most famous works, performed on demand by the in-house acting troupe, Shakespeare Aloud!
Award winning museums and attractions
Discover Stratford-upon-Avon, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, and its unique history. Travel back in time to explore the 16th century at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust before going on an inspiring journey of William Shakespeare’s life. Explore the historic heart of Stratford and take in the quintessential charm and it’s stunning riverside setting.