Shakespeare’s family home to become heritage landmark

To mark the global 400th anniversary celebrations of Shakespeare’s legacy, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is reinventing Shakespeare’s New Place, the ground where he had his family home for 19 years through the prime of his life.

The project at New Place will create a new heritage landmark as a permanent celebration of the playwright’s influence.

The transformation of the historic site will tell the story of Shakespeare and showcase specially commissioned artworks as well as a major new exhibition in a modern setting, which will be displayed in the Grade I Tudor Nash’s House, adjacent to Shakespeare’s New Place.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has revamped its offers for groups in 2016 to include Shakespeare’s New Place. Alongside bespoke tours and events, special rates are available for groups looking to visit Shakespeare’s New Place when tickets are purchased in advance.

Parties of 15 or more benefit from a 15% discount when booking within 14 days of their visit, but can receive an additional 10% discount when booking and paying for the visit at least 14 days in advance. These discounts apply on single house and multi-house tickets.

Other benefits for group tour organisers include free familiarisation visits, free admission for organisers and drivers and free coach parking for groups visiting Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s Farm. Tour leaders and coach drivers will also receive a complimentary meal if their group has booked in advance at any of our cafes.

Diana Owen, chief executive of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust said: “Shakespeare’s New Place will be the single most significant and enduring Shakespearian project anywhere in the world to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy.

“Visitors will meet the Shakespeare we seldom hear about; the living, breathing man behind the works. It will be a place to discover Shakespeare’s connections with the real people and the world of his own time, and to find out just how that is still relevant today. “