Shakespeare's Family Homes

Discover Shakespeare's Family Homes

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has a long and famous tradition of welcoming visiting groups to Shakespeare's Family Homes, each place with its own fascinating story to tell.

Explore and discover how much he influences our everyday lives four centuries on and be fascinated by Shakespeare and his absorbing life story, whatever your age.

Shakespeare's Birthplace:
Walk in Shakespeare's footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up.
. Explore his life story at the fascinating Famous Beyond Words exhibition
. Journey back in time with captivating tales by our costumed guides
. Enjoy live performances with Shakespeare Aloud!, our resident acting troupe
. See treasures from the archives

Anne Hathaway's Cottage:
Relive Shakespeare's Tudor love story where he courted his bride-to-be
. Explore this 600-year old cottage and some of its original family furniture, including the Hathaway four-poster bed and the courting settle
. Nine acres of beautiful cottage gardens and heritage orchards, woodland walks and sculpture trail
. Enjoy a scrumptious English afternoon tea in the garden café

Hall's Croft:
Explore the beautifully furnished Jacobean home of Shakespeare's daughter Susanna and her wealthy physician husband, Dr John Hall.
. Wander into the tranquil walled garden and discover fragrant, medicinal herbs
. See examples of the equipment that Dr John Hall would have used
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