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When will the Shakespeare houses reopen in 2021?

If you’ve been desperate to know when the Shakespeare houses in Stratford-upon-Avon will reopen, we have news, though it might not be all you’d hoped for.

When will the Shakespeare houses reopen?

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has confirmed that Shakespeare’s Birthplace will reopen on Monday May 17, while Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Shakespeare’s New Place will reopen on Monday June 14. Each site will open Saturday-Wednesday until the end of September.

Families will be disappointed to learn that Mary Arden’s Farm will not be open to public visitors, though the farm will be running education workshops for schools.

Hall’s Croft will not reopen in 2021.

Rachael Boyd, director of visitor experience and business development at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, said, “Thanks to support from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, we’re delighted to be able to make great progress in our planning and confirm the reopening of more Shakespeare’s family homes this year – marking a significant milestone on our journey to recovery.

“We look forward to warmly welcoming visitors this summer to explore Shakespeare’s story and discover the man behind the works.”

Tickets must be booked in advance to keep the sites safe for visitors. Tickets on sale from Tuesday April 27 at