Explore Your Archive Event

Come and explore the stories, people and places behind Stratford-upon-Avon at our free museum and archive open day!

19 November 2013

10am - 3pm, Reading Room

As part of the National Archives 'Explore Your Archive' project, our Collections team has assembled a special selection of original documents, artefacts and books relating to the life and times of Stratford-upon-Avon in Shakespeare’s day. 

Items on display at our open day on 19 November include the Parish Register containing Shakespeare’s baptism and burial entries, the town mace and objects illustrating the social history of Elizabethan and Jacobean Stratford.  Visitors will also be able to explore a box of curios containing facsimile documents and replica Tudor artefacts about Thomas Lett, who was issued with a beggars licence in Stratford-upon-Avon during Shakespeare’s life time.

The box of curios will also be made available to schools as a ‘loan box’ so children can explore the story of Thomas lett through our archive. Please contact us for more details.

Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the local history of Shakespeare's home town.


The Reading Room is accessible through the Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. For more information please contact scla@shakespeare.org.uk