Shakespeare's New Place
Be inspired at the site that was Shakespeare’s family home for 19 years, and uncover the fascinating story of the house that is no longer there. During the 19 years Shakespeare lived at New Place, he was at the height of his creative powers, and an important local figure. Find out what Shakespeare family life was like in and uncover the story behind why Shakespeare’s house was demolished - try a free talk from one of our expert guides and see history for yourself in the interactive exhibition next door. Centuries after Shakespeare’s death, the gardens still celebrate his legacy. They’re a feast for the senses all year round, filled with flowers and fragrances, and sculptures inspired by his works, life and times.
What makes it special
- Explore the house that isn’t there
- Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and discover the site of his final, family home
- Discover the beautiful gardens and specially commissioned artworks
Open Monday to Sunday all year round. Opening hours vary by season so please check our website for the most up to date information: www.shakespeare.org.uk
Other things to do nearby
Admire stunning period interiors in the house built for the next generation: Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, physician John Hall.
Take time to explore Shakespeare’s childhood world, right where it all began. Explore Shakespeare’s childhood world where he was born and grew up. Hear tales of his life from our costumed guides.
Visit the centuries-old family home of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife, where new love bloomed. Savour the rural beauty of the place where Shakespeare’s wife grew up and lived for many years.
Stride out on foot to discover this beautiful, vibrant town.
On his mother’s Tudor farm, experience the country life Shakespeare and Mary Arden herself would have known.
The splendid 12th land and 16th century house and gardens include a formal parterre, woodland walk and parkland inspired by 'Capability' Brown in the 18th century. Visit the National Trust website
Still waiting for your Hogwarts letter? Don’t worry, you can experience the next best thing at King’s Cross station.
The iconic guideframe of Gasholder No 8 frames the new park at King's Cross.
London Wildlife Trust’s flagship reserve, it hosts pond-dipping and nature-watching sessions for children and its wood-cabin visitor centre is used by the Wildlife Watch Club (re-opens 2020)