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Sun 21st July  
View of Mary Arden's Farm

Mary Arden's Farm


A working Tudor farm

Mary Arden's House is the childhood home of Shakespeare's mother and sits alongside Palmer’s Farm, a living history experience transporting visitor’s back to the 1570’s.

Step back in time for all the sights, smells and sounds of a real Tudor farm and explore the house where Shakespeare's mother, Mary Arden, grew up.

Experience for yourself the daily routine, skills and crafts that the young William would have known from visits to his grandparents in the 1570s. Watch the farmer's wife prepare and cook her home-grown food in the farmhouse kitchen and learn about Tudor table manners as the household prepares for meal time. 

Highlights at Mary Arden's Farm 

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of his mother’s working Tudor farm

  • A great day out for all the family! Explore the farm yard with its centuries-old barns and original dovecote
  • Geese herding, falconry displays and rare breed animals
  • Hands on archery*
  • Watch the Tudor farmhands at work
  • Nature trails & adventure playground
  • New Mary Arden’s Story exhibition
  • Gift shop and café

*High days and holidays + Additional charge applies


Mary Arden's Farm is located in Wilmcote, just 3.5 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon town centre, and a short walk from Wilmcote train station. The postcode reference for sat nav is CV37 9UN.

Please note that due to the range of free roaming residents at Mary Arden's Farm we are unable to welcome dogs amongst our visitors, other than assistance dogs. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Visiting Mary Ardens House

Allow up to two hours to view both Mary Arden’s House and Palmer's Farm, as well as the falconry displays, prize-winning livestock and the shop. 

You may need longer to enjoy further the grounds and the walks.

Contact information and location

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Mary Arden's Farm
Station Road
CV37 9UN

Tel: 01789 204016

Opening Times

Summer 10.00am to 5.00pm

Autumn 10.00am to 4.30pm

Winter - Closed

(See website for dates)


Adults £13.50
Child £9.00
Concession £12.60