Birthplace Exhibition Funding

With thanks to a large match funding grant from the DCMS/Wolfson Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund, in March 2013 a new exhibition opens at the Birthplace which will display treasures previously unseen by the public and help our visitors find Shakespeare the writer in his own home.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Portrait is moved into its new home in the Birthplace.

DCMS/Wolfson Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund

Through the project we aim to help visitors make the link between his family home life and how his Stratford origins created and influenced Shakespeare’s writing genius. We hope to enable our visitors to make deeper connections with Shakespeare and increase the quality of the visitor’s experience.


Multilingual multimedia experience

The first stage of this project has already been completed. In 2012 a multilingual option for our foreign visitors was added to our introductory mulimedia exhibition. Visitors can now listen to the exhibition in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese or Russian. With many of our visitors travelling from abroad to visit the house this has already proved very popular and has been proven to improve the visitor experience.


'What a treasure hast thou'

Work has now begun on creating the new Treasure's Exhibition which will play host to many fascinating items from Shakespeare's time. Many of the items planned for the exhibition have never been on public display before, such as The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Portrait. The exhibition is due to open on 23 March 2013.


With thanks

This work is being carried out with thanks to a large matched funding grant from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund.

We would also like to thank the following for their support:

The Aurelius Charitable Trust
The John S Cohen Charitable Trust
The Oakley Charitable Trust
The Owen Family Trust
The Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust