An exhibition telling the fascinating story of how the childhood home of William Shakespeare was saved for the nation 170 years ago. Rescued at auction in 1847 for a princely sum of £3000, the purchase of the tumbledown terraced house in Stratford-upon-Avon where Shakespeare was born and grew up prompted the foundation of the UK’s oldest conservation charity, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Over 32 million visitors from all over the world have walked through Shakespeare’s Birthplace since its restoration.

www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/saving-shakespeares-birthplace-exhibition/

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16th September 2017 to 29th December 2017

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+44 (0)1789 207134
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