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The Shakespeare Centre

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Address: Henley St., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW, England
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+44 1789 201813

Opened in 1964 to celebrate the life and works of Shakespeare, this center...

Opened in 1964 to celebrate the life and works of Shakespeare, this center houses the author's collections and provides a meeting place for literary scholars and researchers.

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The Shakespeare Centre is much more than just 'another Shop / area about Shakespeare.' It is informative, innovative and interesting. You can wile away as much time as you have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Shakespeare Centre is much more than just 'another Shop / area about Shakespeare.' It is informative, innovative and interesting. You can wile away as much time as you have available to you in here and find gifts for all the people you thought were impossible to buy for! The smiley staff are in hand to offer help or advise... More 

Thank Newbridgers
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very good place to start a day in Stratford. Plenty of information here and you can buy tickets for the main places of interest. Tickets for all other places last -2 months. Very friendly and full of advice.

Thank AnselmColom
Modesto, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The primary attraction to the center is the tour of Shakespeare's childhood home. There were schoo children visiting that day serving as guest docents. It was really fun. Like most places you exit through the gift shop which had lots of books and trinkets.

Thank DrDadrwp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Well laid out centre. The birthplace building is amazing. The different buildings are dotted around the town but an easy walk to all. All in all an interesting look into the private world of Shakespeare & his family.

Thank Sharon M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Well worth a visit to any Shakespeare fan. There is a lot to see in the centre and gives you a better insight of his life.

Thank A. H
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited the The Shakespeare Centre first which is very interesting and provides a good insight into the life and works of Shakespeare.

Thank Jo B
Jaipur, India
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is a Listed Buildings for its historic interest. This building is used as a study centre and accommodation for the administrative functions of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, a library, archive, reading room, exhibition space and conference and office suite. Visit the Birthplace to explore the house where he was born and grew up. You can hear tales of Shakespeare’s... More 

Thank RajnishPathak
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Going into here first yout can see some artefacts and lots of information including a video about Shakespeare, both his life and his plays before you go into the house that was his birthplace.

Thank 70ish
Hlinsko, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

It is the lovely part of Stratford. Very ancient place that is definitely worth seeing. I can only recommend. We were here during the anniversy of 400 years and it was beautiful. There are many small shops and cafes. It is possible to buy many souvenirs here. Definitely visit.

Thank PETR D
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The Shakespeare's center comprises a few rooms with artefacts and facts about Shakespeare's plays and lifestyle and an informative film worth seeing. Then you go to visit the house he was born in, full of little details about his life and actors in rooms giving you more information about the way he lived, his family and so on. The gardens... More 

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