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The Shakespeare Family Homes

Type:Historic House / Palace

The Shakespeare Family Homes, Henley Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6QW

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Shakespeare's Birthplace:
This is where it all began, where William Shakespeare was born, grew up and spent the first years of his married life. Discover the Tudor town house that was the Shakespeare family home and glove making business. It’s a special place that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.

Mary Arden's Farm - A real working Tudor farm:
Visit the childhood home of Shakespeare's mother and see the farm's history brought to life. Step back in time and encounter the authentic sights, sounds and smells of a working farm in Shakespeare's day. Get involved with our Tudor residents and have a go at traditional rural skills.

Hall's Croft - The Jacobean doctor's house:
Admire the elegant Jacobean home of Susanna and her wealthy physician husband, Dr John Hall. With the help and direction of our talented house guides, take in the exquisite carved furniture, paintings, and apothecary’s equipment, all creating a fascinating showcase of 17th-century affluence and comfort.

Relax in the tranquil walled gardens and see the medicinal herbs as used by Dr Hall in his remedies.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage - The most romantic Shakespeare house:
Fall in love with this beautiful, quintessentially English thatched cottage, the family home of Shakespeare's wife. Discover traditional orchards, woodland walks, a heart shaped lavender maze and award winning cottage gardens.

Shakespeare's New Place - Walk in Shakespeare's footsteps:
Follow in Shakespeare’s footsteps on the site of his final family home. Walk 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.

City Sightseeing bus tour connecting town houses with Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Mary Arden's Farm. No flash photography inside houses. Shop: Gifts available at all five houses. Corporate Hospitality/Functions available, Telephone 01789 201829 for details. All of our houses have facilities for visitors with disabilities. Shakespeare’s New Place is now fully accessible. WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Mary Arden's Farm, Hall's Croft, Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Guided Tours: By special arrangement. Parking: Free coach terminal for groups drop off and pick up at Birthplace. Max stay 30 mins. Free on-site coach parking at Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Mary Arden's Farm. Education/School Visits: Available for all houses. For information 01789 207131. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs welcome in all areas in every property. Accompanied dogs on a lead allowed in all outdoor spaces at Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place and Hall's Croft.

Guide Prices

Shakespeare Town, Cottage and Farm Pass
Shakespeare's Birthplace , Shakespeare’s New Place, Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, Hall's Croft, Mary Arden's Farm,
All tickets are valid for a year (Mary Arden’s Farm open between March and October each year)
Adult: £26.25, Child: £17.00, Concession: £24.75, Family: £69.50.

Townhouses Pass
Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place, Hall's Croft,
Ideal if you only have a few hours.
All tickets are valid for a year.
Adults: £17.50, Child: £11.50, Concession: £16.50, Family: £46.50

Anne Hathaway's Cottage Ticket. Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens. Adult: £10.25, Child: £6.50, Concession: £9.25, Family: £27.00.

Mary Arden's Farm Ticket. Mary Arden's Farm. Not available to buy online. Mary Arden’s farm is closed for the winter and reopens on 18 March 2017. Adult: £13.25, Child: £8.50, Concession: £12.25, Family: £35.00.
Tickets to the Shakespeare Houses are valid for a full year, with unlimited entry. For the price of one ticket, you can enjoy days out at the Shakespeare Houses all year round -for free! Visit the website for further details




  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Opening Times

* The Shakespeare Family homes are open daily throughout the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Shakespeare's Birthplace and Shakespeare’s New Place are open on Boxing Day).

Shakespeare's Birthplace: 30 October 2016 – 20 March 2017 10.00-16.00, 21 March 2017 – 28 October 2017 09.00-17.00, 29 October 2017 – March 2018 10.00-16.00.

Shakespeare’s New Place : 30 October 2016 – 20 March 2017 10.00-16.00, 21 March 2017 – 28 October 2017 09.00-17.00, 29 October 2017 – March 2018 10.00-16.0


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