New Place & Nash's House



Success and wealth

Interior of Nash's House

Archaeological dig at New Place, 2010-12

A find from the archaeological dig


Visit Nash's House and the site of Shakespeare's last home at New Place where he died in 1616.

Nash's House was named after Thomas Nash, first husband of Shakespeare's granddaughter, Elizabeth. Today, it is a well preserved Tudor building and the ground floor is furnished as it would have been in Nash's day.

Next door to Nash's House are the foundations of New Place, the house bought by William Shakespeare in 1597. By this time, Shakespeare was an established playwright and had amassed enough wealth to afford this elaborate new family home. New Place was the second biggest house in Stratford at the time and it was where Shakespeare lived when he was not in London. He chose to return to this house in later life, so this is the site where we believe Shakespeare wrote some of his later works such as The Tempest. He eventually died here in 1616.

Highlights at New Place & Nash's House

  • Explore a well preserved Tudor house and traditional knot garden
  • Get involved in hands on activities in the family marquee and Tudor games in the gardens (weekends and school holidays March - October)
  • Learn about the finds from our three year archaeological dig, as featured on TV's Time Team and National Treasures Live.

Dig for Shakespeare - The Finds

From March 2010 until November 2012 the site at New Place was excavated in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, in an attempt to discover more about the Shakespeare story. Come and see a selection of our discoveries in this special exhibition at Nash's House. 

Top 10 Characters Exhibition

Discover the top 10 most popular Shakespearian characters as voted by the public, brought to life with fun illustrations and a selection of related items from our collections. This exhibition is a must see for all the family and not to be missed!

 

Tickets, directions and opening times

For excellent value, the Shakespeare Five House Pass offers entry to all 5 of Shakespeare's Family Homes, including a visit to Shakespeare's grave.  You save between £7.00-£29.50 compared to a Shakespeare Birthplace Pass plus tickets to Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Garden's and Mary Arden's Farm.

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  • Visit our family activity marquee in the garden of Nash's House & New Place.

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Elizabethan Knot Garden

Highlights at Nash's House & New Place

 

Enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the Elizabethan Knot Garden. 

What do people think?

If you have visited any of the Shakespeare Houses & Gardens, attended a literary event or participated in one of our courses we would love to know what you think. 

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