Shakespeare's Birthplace has been welcoming visitors for over 250 years. William Shakespeare grew up here and he played here. He ate meals in the hall and he slept and dreamed 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. You will discover the world that shaped the man and you'll find out what other famous writers thought when they visited here. Well-known visitors have included 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.
- Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace
- Explore the 16th Century Half Timbered House Where William Shakespeare Was Born
- Follow in the Footsteps of Other Well-Known Writers Including Charles Dickens and John Keats
- Experience the Shakespeare Exhibition
Spring (17 March to 29 June): 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summer (30 March to 31 August): 9:00am - 5:30pm
Autumn (01 September to 02 November): 9:00am - 5:00pm