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"Shakespeare's Birthplace - the exhibition" Top 5 Page for this destination Shakespeare Birthplace - Shakespeare Centre Tip by Jenniflower

To get into Shakespeare's Birthplace you have to go through the exhibition area first in the Shakespeare Visitor Centre.

This is located in the much newer, purpose-built brick building to the left of Shakespeare's Birthplace.

There is usually a LONG queue here waiting to enter, but the trick is to get there at about 9:45am when the queue starts. We got in quickly with no fuss. We had also already bought our ticket so didnt need to stand in the ticket queue.

The exhibition tells the story of Shakespeare's birth, his childhood (where they think he went to King Edward School), his marriage to Anne, his theatre awards, plays etc.

There is no official proof of his date of birth, but here they have the original copy of his baptism, which took place on 26 April, and generally baptisms took place 3 days after the birth, hence the conclusion he was born on 23 April.

It is a very interesting exhibition and we stayed here for about 40 minutes taking it all in. It is quite remarkable what this man achieved in his lifetime!

Address: Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
Phone: +44 1789 204016

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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