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Nash’s House

Nash’s House is a beautiful Tudor home, steeped in history. It was originally owned by Shakespeare’s granddaughter and is named after her first husband, Thomas Nash. The house has been immaculately restored to its original style and is presented to accurately portray the appropriate period. The high standard of maintenance and restoration of this property make this attraction very special.

Situated next door to Nash’s House are the foundations of New Place. Shakespeare is thought to have written some of his later works here, including The Tempest. He died here in 1616.

Nash’s house is an archaeological gem. It was featured on TV’s ‘Time Team’ in 2012 and a key part of this attraction is the Family Archaeological Marquee. Children can dig and get messy to their hearts content, re-enacting the role of an archaeologist.

Nash’s House is situated in Stratford town centre, within walking distance of other Shakespeare attractions such as Hay Croft and Shakespeare’s birthplace.

Throughout 2012, there are a number of unique exhibitions that explore the life and times of Shakespeare. The Dig, starting on March 16th, is a showcase that explores some of the archaeological finds at New Place. The Web of Life Exhibition runs between 25th May and 31st December and displays just a select few of the treasures found in the many Collections from Shakespeare’s time. ‘Dear Shakespeare’ runs concurrently with the Web of Life and displays letters written to Shakespeare by historical authors and fellow playwrights including Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde.

These inimitable exhibitions and string of positive reviews from our visitors are why the site is the proud winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2012.

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22 Chapel Street Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EP

Last modified: November 19, 2012

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