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Shakespeare's New Place

22 Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EP, United Kingdom | 01789 204016 | Website

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Overview

So exciting that The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has transformed the Stratford-upon-Avon world heritage site, NewcPlace after it was demolished in 1759.. The playwright purchased New Place in 1597 when it was the largest single dwelling in the town. It is a Heritage site and Staffordshire University's Centre of Archaeology dug through the site in Chapel Street before the work to reopen it could happen. They discovered a hearth, cold storage pit and even a brewery. Today, it's modern and quirky but telling the story of how the Bard lived there. It is fully accessible - starting at the main level entrance through to the Exhibition Centre on 1st floor. And there are beautiful gardens with space to sit and ponder too. Don't take my word for it come and look for yourself and you don't need to be a Shakespeare addict to enjoy it! .Thanks to SBT who included me in this project from the very first drawings through to today. And there's more to do as areas are tweaked post opening.

Transport & Parking

4

No parking on site but it's in the centre of town so plenty available. Also buses, trains and taxis.

Access

5

Level access and throughout the site.and through the the gardens. Lift to the upper floor of the Exhibition Centre.

Toilets

4.5

Accessible toilet to Part M standard. Baby change too.

Staff

4.5

Lots of them, knowledgable and happy to help explain displays.

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Come and look for yourself this is only part of the Shakespeare experience.

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