The museum is suitable for all ages, but you might wish to warn children there are figures in some of the exhibits to enhance the experience and atmospheric lighting.
There are lots of interactive elements: from a touchscreen; videos to choose from; a feast to sit at; a throne to perch on and a four poster bed to lie on. You can take part in a written witch trial; go in the stocks or try your hand at quill writing in the school room.Find out more
Master Shakespeare* has come back through time and will guide you through his beloved town of Stratford upon Avon.
William will relate tales of his family, inspirations from the Town, parts of his plays and bring to life the period in time in which he lived.
The last Saturday Shakespeare Tour will be on the 3rd December and will recommence in the new year.
*Mrs Shakespeare / Anne Hathaway may also be giving tours on occasion.Find out more
Ghost tours take place after the museum is closed and the lights switched off! The live guide will relate stories and sightings within the building by lantern light.
The tours have been running since 2002 and the only tour to take place within one of the historic buildings of Stratford!.Find out more
At such a magical time of year, the museum will be dressed for a traditional Tudor Christmas with boughs of holly and mistletoe.
Father Christmas will be paying a visit – spreading cheer and family-friendly Christmas stories (see selected dates and times). All included in the price of entry.
After Christmas day and before New Year we have an all together different story-teller – Grumpus. He will be in the house spreading grumpiness, relating stories about Father Christmas’s opposite – Krampus and other characters of lore (see selected dates and times). All included in the price of entry.
There will also be a Christmas Seance to keep the chills going (to include mulled wine), as well as the nightly ghost tours.
Dates and times
The museum will be dressed for a Tudor Christmas from Saturday 3rd December.
Father Christmas story-telling is 12noon to 4pm on Saturday 3rd December, Saturday 10th December, Saturday 17th December, Wednesday 21st December, Friday 23rd December and Saturday 24th December.
Grumpus story-telling is on Monday 26th December, Tuesday 27th December, Wednesday 28th December, Thursday 29th December, Friday 30th December and Saturday 31st December.
Christmas Mini Seance on Thursday 29th December at 8:30pm-10:30pm @£22 per person (over 18s only) to include a glass of Prosecco.
Christmas Eve Ghost tour is on Saturday 24th December at 6pm only and includes mulled wine and mince pies (just a few places left).
New Year’s Eve Ghost tour is on Saturday 31st December at 6m only and includes a glass of Prosecco.
We are closed on Sunday 25th December.