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Shakespeare's Birthplace And The Shakespeare Centre
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon

CV37 6QW
Contact
Telephone: 01789 204 016
Fax: 01789 296 083
Email: museum@shakespeare.og.uk

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Overview of collections

The purpose of the Trust's collecting is to assemble material which relates to the family, life, times and works of William Shakespeare. The material in the collection covers most disciplines.

The Trust is also responsible for the care and general management of the renowned archive of the Royal Shakespeare Company (see entry for that institution).

Overview of how collections are displayed

The display objective is to present the house as a middle-class family home of the 1570s. Currently the displays include material that falls outside this time parameter; the Trust aims to achieve more consistent displays in the near future.

Star Objects at this location

Portrait of Shakespeare by Gerald Soest
The High Cross market cross base
The birthplace building itself
Collection Descriptions
Archaeology Collection (Shakespeare's Birthplace And The Shakespeare Centre)
The archaeology collections include material from Tiddington (Romano-British and Anglo Saxon), Alveston Manor (Anglo ...
Biology Collection (Shakespeare's Birthplace And The Shakespeare Centre)
The Trust has a small collection of British lepidoptera
Costume & Textile Collection (Shakespeare's Birthplace And The Shakespeare Centre)
Collections relevant to the general theme of the Birthplace.
Costume & Textile Collection (Shakespeare's Birthplace And The Shakespeare Centre)
Costume & accessories including uniform.
Decorative & applied Art Collection (Shakespeare's Birthplace And The Shakespeare Centre)
The decorative arts collection of furniture, ceramics etc. supports the general presentation of the house as a family...
Fine Art Collection (Shakespeare's Birthplace And The Shakespeare Centre)
The fine art collection consists of material with local, Shakespearian and theatrical interest.
Geology Collection (Shakespeare's Birthplace And The Shakespeare Centre)
The Trust has a small but representative collection of Blue Lias and Ice Age fossils.
Medicine Collection (Shakespeare's Birthplace And The Shakespeare Centre)
Material relevant to the general theme of the Birthplace
Music Collection (Shakespeare's Birthplace And The Shakespeare Centre)
Material relevant to the general theme of the Birthplace
Numismatics Collection (Shakespeare's Birthplace And The Shakespeare Centre)
The collection contains Classical, English and foreign material, and also local trade tokens.
Numismatics Collection (Shakespeare's Birthplace And The Shakespeare Centre)
The numismatics collection contains significant material from four major coin hoards. These are Late Romano-British (...

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