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Tue 20th August  
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New Place


New Place, the next chapter

Visit New Place, the site of Shakespeare's last home and where he died in 1616.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has transformed 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. 

The re-imagined Shakespeare’s New Place is now open. For more information visit  

  • 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 has undergone conservation work which is essential to keep it open to the public; it has also been extended to create space for informal learning and family activities, and has modern and fully accessible facilities for visitors, staff and volunteers.
  • The sunken Knot Garden, has been 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, have now been conserved and restored.

For information on the New Place project, visit

For excellent value, the Shakespeare Five House Pass offers entry to all 5 of Shakespeare's Family Homes for twelve months unlimited visits and includes: Shakespeare Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Garden's and Mary Arden's Farm, New Place and Hall's Croft. (see website www.shakespeare, for more information)

Dogs are welcome in the gardens at New Place & Nash's House, provided they are accompanied and on a lead.

Contact information and location

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New Place
New Place & Nash's House
Chapel Street
CV37 6EP

Tel: 01789 292325

Opening Times

Summer 10.00am to 5.00pm
Autumn 10.00am to 4.30pm
Winter 11am to 3.30pm


See Shakespeare's Birthplace website.