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Discover the house where William Shakespeare was born: the man who is, for many, the greatest writer of all time. Follow in his footsteps on the stage where his adolescence and first years of marriage played out!

Discover the house where William Shakespeare was born: the man who is, for many, the greatest writer of all time. Follow in his footsteps on the stage where his adolescence and first years of marriage played out!

Shakespeare's Birthplace

The William Shakespeare house has been converted into a sanctuary for lovers of the legendary writer. The largest house on Henley Street is the perfect introduction to his childhood, teenage years, and even his first years of marriage to his wife Anne Hathaway. The delightful gardens are the first point of call, welcoming you to the cosy 16th-century house, which still bears its original wooden beams, giving it that distinctive Elizabethan look, and transporting you back in time.

During the tour, you'll pass through the rooms where the great man wrote some of the most famous pages of literature the world has seen, and discover the places where he ate slept and played. This is the place that moulded the author and has long been a place of pilgrimage for great writers, having been visited by those who followed in his footsteps: Charles Dickens, John Keats, Walter Scott, and Thomas Hardy.

“Famous Beyond Words” Exhibition

Since 2016, which was the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, the house has played host to the "Famous Beyond Words" exhibition, which takes guests through the life of Shakespeare and his major works. You can see copies of his first editions up close, and the exhibition even contains a collection of art which belonged to the man himself. And if you really want to dig deep into Shakespeare's history, don't miss the timeline with its family tree, which even includes a surprise!

Opening Times

  • Spring (17th March to 29th June): from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Summer (30th June to 31st August): from 9 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Autumn (1st September to 2nd November): from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Winter (5th November to 31st March): from 10 am to 3:30 pm.
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Price

Ticket
Adults Seniors over 60 and Students Children between 3 and 17 Children under 3
US$ 22.30
US$ 20.90
US$ 14.40
Free

Ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 22.30
  • Seniors over 60 and Students

    US$ 20.90
  • Children between 3 and 17

    US$ 14.40
  • Children under 3

    Free

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Included

Entry to Shakespeare's brithplace.

Entry to the Famous Beyond Words exhibition.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Printed.

Accessibility

Most areas are accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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US$ 22.30

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.

Meeting point

Shakespeare's Birthplace