The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6QW

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The Shakespeare Centre and Birthplace Trust is situated in Henley Street.  There are designated disability parking areas close by for Blue Badge holders.  Pay and Display parking is located in a number of sites around the town.  

Access to the Reception area of the property is at street level.  There are disability/baby-changing toilet facilities located here.  The flooring within the building is uneven and some parts are not wheelchair friendly.

Shakespeare's Family home has level access from the garden area.  There is no disability access available to the first floor. The Exhibition area and cafe is accessible via a lift, and the Gift Shop and Book shop is accessible from street level.

The gardens have level footpaths with seating.  Disability toilet is located within the garden area.

Large print guides, hearing loop, audio and visual tour are available. A courtesy wheelchair is also available. Touch screen virtual-3D reality tour is also available within the Shakespeare family home.

Brief description:

Shakespeare's Centre/Birthplace occupies the 16th century half-timbered house believed to be the birthplace and family home of William Shakespeare.  It is now a small museum and exhibition area with gardens.  It also has a gift/book shop located nearby.


The Shakespeare Centre (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust), 48 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW

Grid reference: SP200551 



01789 204016 



From Stratford-upon-Avon Tourist Information Centre, Bridge Foot take the A3400, turn left onto Guild Street, turn onto Windsor Street and into Henley Street. (CV37 6QW).

Opening Times:

Open daily 10.00 - 4.00 pm

Admission tickets: Adult - £17.50; Concession - £16.50; Child - £11.50


Bus/Coach/railways: please see website and for more travel information go to


There are plenty of  Pay and Display car parking, disability parking, motorcycle and bicycle parking areas.  Supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, shops, theatre's, Tourist Information Centre, Bus/Coach station and railway station are all available in the town centre.