Heritage Open Days

Special behind the scenes tours of the Shakespeare Centre.

13-14 September 2014

  • General interest

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that usually charge an admission fee or are closed altogether to the public. 

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Behind the Scenes of the Shakespeare Centre 

Meet our knowledgeable and friendly staff and explore the Shakespeare Centre, built next to Shakespeare's Birthplace on Henley Street in 1964 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. The tour will focus on the mid-century craftsmanship of the building as well as unique pieces of art that were specially commissioned for its opening.

Saturday 13 September: 10.00, 13.30, 14.30
Sunday 14 September: 10.00, 13.30, 14.30

To book a place on one of our Shakespeare Centre tours please pop into reception or email us at scla@shakespeare.org.uk.


Harvard House

Harvard House is a beautiful Elizabethan town house in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon with a family connection to John Harvard, founder of Harvard University.

We're opening the doors of Harvard House with free entry from 11am - 3pm on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September. Come and meet our friendly guides and learn about the history of this fantastic period property in the heart of the town centre.