Travelling by train to Shakespeare's Birthplace is super-simple. The nearest railway station to Shakespeare's Birthplace is Stratford-upon-Avon, which is served by West Midlands Railway and Chiltern Railways services throughout the day. It's 10 minutes to Shakespeare's Birthplace on foot. Leave the station and turn right onto Brunel Way and at the junction turn left onto Alcester Road. After 0.2 miles turn left onto Meer Street, you'll then see Henley Street on your left turn here and Shakespeare's Birthplace will be on your right.

Shakespeare's Birthplace is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection and you walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up. Listen to tales of Shakespeare’s family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and get up close to rare artefacts from the Trust’s world-class collections as you discover how the extraordinary William Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today.

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Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Experience the humble beginnings of the ordinary boy from Stratford-upon-Avon who went on to do extraordinary things. Discover his global influence and see how he continues to shape our lives today.

Explore the home where spent his childhood and the early years of his marriage to Anne, and discover the workshop where Shakespeare’s father John ran his prestigious trade as a glove maker.

Download room-by-room video guides narrated by renowned historian Professor Michael Wood to your mobile phone to hear fascinating tales of 16th-century family life.

Get up close to rare artefacts from the world’s largest public Shakespeare museum, library and archive, including a 400-year-old Folio of his complete works, and wander through the beautiful garden where you can enjoy the sights and smells of plants and flowers that Shakespeare would have known or wrote about his plays and poems.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace is cared for by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, an independent charity. Every purchase and donation helps care for the world's greatest Shakespeare heritage in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Please note: The other four Shakespeare Family Homes in Stratford-upon-Avon — Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s New Place, Mary Arden’s Farm and Hall’s Croft  — are currently closed to the public until Spring 2021.

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Departures and arrivals from Stratford-upon-Avon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Stratford-upon-Avon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Worcester Shrub HillWest Midlands Trains21:012On time
to London MaryleboneChiltern Railways21:333On time
to Worcester Shrub HillWest Midlands Trains22:012On time
to Birmingham Snow HillWest Midlands Trains22:432On time
to BanburyChiltern Railways23:141On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Leamington SpaChiltern Railways20:213Late
from KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains20:482Late
from Worcester Foregate StreetWest Midlands Trains21:212On time
from Worcester Foregate StreetWest Midlands Trains22:312On time
from Leamington SpaChiltern Railways23:001On time

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