Celebrating the world’s most famous and influential playwright, William Shakespeare, the Birthplace Museum is at the heart of the charismatic medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
A Must-See for Anyone Visiting the Town
Carefully managed by the Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust, the iconic building was completed shortly before he was born, in the mid-16th century, and is a testament not only to the life of the man himself, but to the other renowned literary figures who took their inspiration from his plays and visited this house. Just like Dickens and Hardy, you too can learn about the Bard’s extraordinary life, and stay close to the museum at a fantastic selection of hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon that cater to every type of budget.
Great for Families
The Birthplace Museum offers plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, from special trails and quizzes to opportunities to take part in the Living Shakespeare blog, where they can share their experiences of the museum.
The Five House Pass – Incredible Value for Money
With this exclusive pass, you can benefit from substantial discounts on tickets not only to the Birthplace Museum, but also several other famous historic houses in the vicinity, including Mary Arden's Farm, Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, Shakespeare's Grave, Harvard House and Hall's Croft. Many hotels also provide excellent guide books to these attractions and other major places of interest in Stratford-upon-Avon and throughout Warwickshire.
More About the Other Houses
The childhood home of William Shakespeare’s mother, Mary Arden’s farm is another beloved family attraction that dates back to the Tudor period. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage is the picturesque childhood home of Shakespeare’s wife, while Shakespeare's Grave is adjacent to the Holy Trinity Church, a Grade I-Listed structure.
Harvard House dates back to the turn of the 17th Century and was built by the grandfather of the founder of Harvard University, John Harvard. Hall's Croft was also built at a similar time period and was where Susanna Shakespeare, the playwright's oldest child, spent many years of her life, along with her husband John Hall. Like the Birthplace Museum, all of these attractions are well within reach of Stratford-upon-Avon’s fantastic hotels.