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Be inspired at the site of Shakespeare’s family home for 19 years and uncover the fascinating story of the house that isn’t there.

During the 19 years that Shakespeare lived at New Place, he was at the height of his creative powers, and an important local figure in the town. Discover what Shakespeare family life was like in a fascinating exhibition and let one of our expert guides help you uncover the story behind why the house was demolished.

Follow in Shakespeare’s footsteps through a new entrance on the site of the original gatehouse and enjoy a contemporary landscape that reveals the footprint of Shakespeare’s lost family home, discovered during archaeological excavations of the site.

Specially commissioned sculptures conjure up the world that influenced Shakespeare, and his enduring influence in our world today. Wander through the sunken Tudor Knot Garden fully restored for the first time since its creation in 1920. Take a walk through the Great Garden beyond, with its sweeping lawns, herbaceous borders, and famous mulberry trees, with the Wild Bank of plants as mentioned in Shakespeare’s works.

Watch the video to discover what to expect on your visit to all five of Shakespeare’s Family Homes.

For more information on the other four of Shakespeare’s Family Homes please see Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Hall’s Croft, Mary Arden’s Farm and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.


Visitor Info

Shakespeare’s New Place is located on Chapel Street in the centre of town, a 10 minute walk from the Birthplace. There are car parks in the town centre and a park and ride from Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway station.

Book online to save 10% 12 months free entry with every ticket. Choose from the Full Story Ticket covering all five Shakespeare Family Homes or individual tickets to each house.

For details of specific events at the individual Family Homes visit


The whole site at New Place is accessible with ramps and a lift.

All houses have accessible toilets and large print guides are available at all houses.

We welcome assistance dogs at all sites and dogs on leads in all our outdoor spaces except at Mary Arden’s Farm.

Please visit the Access section of our website for full details.

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