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Address: 22 Chapel St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 204016
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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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This attraction is on the site of Shakespeare's house. It comprises a garden and sculptures and an inside exhibition. It is well worth a visit on your Shakespeare trail.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited all the Shakespeare attractions whilst in Stratford, but I liked this place and garden most of all. Luckily for me, it was a very sunny day and we sat in the tranquillity of the garden for ages.

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived in time for a very interesting brief presentation by Hattie on a rather chilly afternoon. Her enthusiasm for New Place was infectious! Also the lovely gate keeping volunteers were fun to talk to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction is on the site of Shakespeare's house. It comprises a garden and sculptures and an inside exhibition. It is well worth a visit on your Shakespeare trail.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an artistic response to Shakespeare, the New Place does a pretty good job. There are a number of interesting pieces of Shakespeare inspired sculpture and the grounds are nice to walk round, but though this is the site of the grand house that Shakespeare had built for his family, nothing remains of that house.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After viewing all of the other Shakespeare attractions, this was a let down. The whole place has been modernised and has lost it's ambient feel, it felt more like a childrens classroom than an historical building!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't think this would be as interesting as it was. Really enjoyed the visit. You really learn about Will Shakespeare and his family.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to the revamped new place was quite interesting, the outdoor sculptures were amazing and the volunteers were full of knowledge. Inside was a new designed showcase of all things Shakespeare & facts about the building. However the inside was very 'wooden' to me, a little hollow feel to it.. a few interesting articles but the gardens were nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

This was better than expected as the actual house stands no more. The staff are very friendly and approachable to talk about what you see and answer your questions. Essential visit if you are a Shakespeare fan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Although the actual building in which Shakespeare retired in no longer exist, this place is wonderful. We listened in on a talk about the history of the place and it was fascinating. The staff here is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the local history. The gardens here are also gorgeous. I could spend the entire day here sitting or walking... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Was going to visit here, but yet again the admission price was too expensive. Cheapest ticket was £18.00 per person so you're talking about over £50 for a family of 4. For about 1 hour. Outrageous. You can see the modern art exhibition in the gardens from through the railings, without having to pay a penny!

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