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, the house is a shrine. 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.
SHAKESPEARE’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS
From January 2016, a new exhibition in the Shakespeare Centre focuses on Shakespeare’s circle of family and friends. New material on display in the 'Famous Beyond Words' exhibition at the entrance to Shakespeare’s Birthplace will introduce visitors to the many faces of Stratford’s famous son – father, brother, husband, and grandfather. In the Treasures Room a new exhibition explores his social network with friends, tenants, neighbours, drinking companions and business colleagues.