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Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

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The origin of a literary genius, Shakespeare's Birthplace was opened as a museum in the 1940s. Adjoining the house is the Shakespeare Center, where collections, documents, and the library are housed. This is also where you buy tickets and enter Shakespeare's house. The creators of the museum exhibit have lovingly restored the house to resemble what it may have looked like during Shakespeare's childhood. Inside are furnishings, the glove-making shop of John Shakespeare, and household items that look as if they were just laid down. Look for a window full of signatures, the names of people who have visited the house over the centuries. The garden has also been restored to what may have been its original state, and it makes for a pleasant stroll. Add Shakespeare's Birthplace and other attractions to your Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary using our Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner.
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  • If you want to bumble around avoiding other members of the public this is for you. Maybe I am jaded but I don’t need to see a model of a Tudor drinking cup or of Jacobean dress. Signage is poor... 
    If you want to bumble around avoiding other members of the public this is for you. Maybe I am jaded but I don’t need to see a model of a Tudor drinking cup or of Jacobean dress. Signage is poor...  more »
  • Whilst visiting the United Kingdom in early December a smart young chap called Oliver spent a while entertaining us with fascinating tales of William's childhood. His clear expertise and charming... 
    Whilst visiting the United Kingdom in early December a smart young chap called Oliver spent a while entertaining us with fascinating tales of William's childhood. His clear expertise and charming...  more »
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  • We had a lovely afternoon visiting this place. We booked in advance just to avoid the queue but it wasn't very busy, although we did visit on a Thursday. There was a guide in every room that gave details about where we were and was happy to answer any questions. The gift shop is amazing, it's impossible to leave without buying something. There's a lovely garden with benches and toilets. We parked at Bridgeway Multi Storey car park which is approx 8 min walk from the place. The surrounding areas are also lovely.
  • I had a really good time and felt like I taken I step back in history. This is really good value for money and the house itself is beautiful. I enjoyed seeing the different versions of Shakespeare’s through the artwork that was done. I found the whole experience really interesting and would go back again any time. The staff and the actors are on hand to make sure that your experience of the day is memorable. If I could give this place 10 stars I would. Thank you so much for a lovely experience and can’t wait to come back.

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