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.
Tickets cost: £7 for adults, £6 for concessions and £4 for children. Family tickets are available. A quiz for the children is included in the price of entry.Find out more
Master Shakespeare* has come back through time and will guide you through his beloved town of Stratford upon Avon every Saturday at 2pm.
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. Shakespeare will include the Birthplace, Halls Croft, the Grammar School, the RSC, the Guild Chapel (which he will go in) and finally Holy Trinity Church.
Tours take about 90 minutes and tickets are £7 for adults, £6 for concs and £4 for children.
*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! Dare you enter this ancient old building after dark and discover the dark history of the building for yourself?
Tours run every night at 6pm and also at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm on Saturdays. Tickets cost £8.50 per person.Find out more
Halloween – The Haunted House
22nd October until 5th November
During the Samhain festival (Halloween) the souls of those who had died were believed to return to visit their homes, and those who had died during the year were believed to journey to the otherworld. People set bonfires on hilltops for relighting their hearth fires for the winter and to frighten away evil spirits, and they sometimes wore masks and other disguises to avoid being recognized by the ghosts thought to be present. It was in those ways that beings such as witches, hobgoblins, fairies, and demons came to be associated with the day. Are you brave enough to enter this haunted building at Halloween and perhaps come face to face with one of the ghosts? Do you dare?
Daytime – quiz and spooky prize for each child (included in entry)
Evening – nightly ghost tours of the building by lantern light! £8.50-£10. Duration: 50 minutes
Evening – a Haunted House Tour on Saturday 28th October (with live actors and surprises) from 6pm. £15pp. Duration: 50 minutes *please note there will be moments in the tour that may not be suitable for children or those of a sensitive disposition. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Night – Victorian Seance Night on Tuesday 31st October from 9pm until after the witching hour at 12.30am. £29. Duration 3.5 hours. SOLD OUT!
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Tudor World Christmas
18th November to 31st December
Join us for a Tudor Christmas. Find out when presents were given in Tudor times; when decorations had to be taken down; where drinking and carolling traditions come from and much more.
Free quiz and prezzie for each child.
Decipher the Code quiz available for teenagers and above.
‘Chillingly good’ evening ghost tours!