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The Shakespeare Centre

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Address: Henley St., Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW, England
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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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Good starting point

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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Hlinsko, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This reception area & video gives an introduction to Shakespeare. Definitely worth a visit as you then can go into Shakespeare's Birthplace.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Stratford on the Avon is the typical medieval town. It is nicely laid out and very clean . The Shakespeare Center offers a wide screen video detailing Shakespeare's life and accomplishments. There is a small exhibit providing more information about his life. The center is directly connected to the grounds and birthplace home of Shakespeare. The grounds are lovely. The... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We bought the Three Houses ticket (don't forget to gift aid it) There was a good amount of visual information to read and see (first folio and dig finds etc) and a short film depicting how Shakespeares life has inspired people over the centuries, you then go into his birthplace (see that review) Very much worth a single visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Easy to find with plenty of activities and things to do. Staff generally helpful but the centre is full of facts, fun and artic acts,

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Shakespeare Centre is a good starting point for a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. We purchased our tickets for the 3 town houses here and enjoyed the collection of artifacts on display at the centre. You can access Shakespeare's Birthplace when you come out the back of the center which was great to see. The actors in the gardens also added... More 

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