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Address: 22 Chapel St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP, England
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The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is transforming New Place, the site of...

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is transforming New Place, the site of Shakespeare's home for the last 19 years of his life, to create a major new heritage landmark where visitors can discover the story of the world famous playwright at the height of his success as a family man, writer and prominent citizen of Stratford-upon-Avon. This unique site will be the jewel in the crown of our national literary and cultural heritage, at the heart of the worldwide celebrations of 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016.

The re-imagined Shakespeare’s New Place is scheduled to open on 23rd April 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

• Visitors will be invited to walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps through a new entrance on the footprint of his original gatehouse

• A contemporary landscape treatment will echo the known footprint of the original Shakespeare family house

• A new exhibition centre will feature rare and important artefacts relating to Shakespeare’s life at New Place, many of them on display for the first time. The centre will be located in the neighbouring Nash's House, the Grade 1 listed Elizabethan town house which was home to Shakespeare’s granddaughter Elizabeth Hall, and her wealthy husband Thomas Nash. The building will undergo conservation work which is essential to keep it open to the public; it will also be extended to create space for informal learning and family activities, and modern, fully accessible, facilities for visitors, staff and volunteers.

• The sunken Knot Garden, will be restored in keeping with the intention of the original design by Ernest Law, the renowned garden designer who was considered one of the finest exponents of the Jacobean knot garden revivals of the early twentieth century

• Elements of the Great Garden, the largest surviving part of Shakespeare’s estate, will be conserved and restored following the opening of New Place in 2016.

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Whilst in Stratford you have to visit Shakespeare's homes. We bought the three town house passes which includes the Shakespeare visitors center including Birthplace, New Place and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Other than Mary Arden's Farm (which is brilliant) this is probably the best Shakespeare Birthplace Trust site for young children. Our kids loved the garden and there were fun activities inside the house too with dressing up and craft.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This attraction was also included in the town pass so we decided to visit. It's the house that Shakespeare bought with his wealth. It was a shame to learn that the house was not the original house that Shakespeare lived and died in as that was demolished an rebuilt. None the less, the museum has been nicely laid out, with... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst in Stratford you have to visit Shakespeare's homes. We bought the three town house passes which includes the Shakespeare visitors center including Birthplace, New Place and Hall's Croft. We probably spent an hour at each place and throughly enjoyed ourselves. You are able to wander at your own leisure and the guides are also helpful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shakespeare’s New Place was his family home till he lived. After his death, the New Place was demolished. It is now preserved as a historic garden. Specially commissioned sculptures are placed here. A perfect place to take a picture. 

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ShakespeareBT, Manager at Shakespeare's New Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the garden and sculptures now in the grounds of where Shakespeare’s New Place was located. I hope you will be able to visit New Place again soon. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Says it all really, lovely garden, well laid out, nice shop, helpful staff. Worth the admission fee.

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ShakespeareBT, Manager at Shakespeare's New Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and found the team helpful. Please do use your annual pass to return throughout the year as the gardens look beautiful as they change throughout the seasons. More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really pleasant outdoor space. If you have a CV37 postcode you can get a free ticket! Not sure how I would rate it if I had payed for entry, but it was quite pleasant.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice gardens laid out in a formal style of the time and heritage pieces in the garden. We visited when children in costume were playing games of the time. Nice place to get a history of the Bard and his family in the attached musuem.

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ShakespeareBT, Manager at Shakespeare's New Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the interpretation of the site and the gardens. We have worked hard to provide something of interest for all visitors to the site, young and less so, English speaking and not. I hope you will re-use your annual pass to visit us again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and beautifully presented, but not a great deal to see. Montage of dummies (Shakespeare and his family) with story-line projections. Knot garden, and a garden with the MOST wonderful sculptures representing Shakespeare's plays. Stunning

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ShakespeareBT, Manager at Shakespeare's New Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the garden and sculptures now in the grounds of where Shakespeare’s New Place was located. I do hope you will use your annual pass to return to the garden and knot garden as they change with the seasons. More 

Surrey UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is apparently impossible to buy a ticket just to pop into the New Place. It would have cost us £63 for 4 of us to walk round a small garden. I don't want a ticket for the other houses, I've seen them all twice already. And an annual ticket isn't exactly handy when you don't live locally. I just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick visit as it was included on our tour tickets. This is the land where Shakespeare's adult house was and he lived the final 20 years of his house. In a unique way, they help to recreate where the house used to stand. In the summer with the flowers in bloom, it would be a... More 

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