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The Falstaff Experience

Tudor World at the Falstaff Experience is located on Sheep Street, the oldest cobblestone street in Stratford-upon-Avon and is the largest museum in the town. The building is comprised of an interactive Tudor museum, a tribute to the great Bard, and beacon of paranormal activity.

Shakespeare himself would have walked down this street in order to visit his good friends William and Elizabeth Rogers, who owned and ran the Three Tunns Tavern on the same site. Falstaff, one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters, is purportedly based on William Rogers.

Terry Deary, author of the Horrible Histories series of children’s books, declared The Falstaff Experience to be ‘the most haunted house in England’ and dedicated his book on Stratford-upon-Avon to it in tribute.

It is set in an authentic Tudor building, complete with half-timbered and wattle-and-daub architecture. Tudor World is open between 10:30AM and 5:30PM seven days a week, except Christmas Day. The museum is dedicated to accurately portraying the truth behind the day-to-day of the Tudor period with interactive exhibits and actors dramatising various scenarios of the time.

Visitors who prefer a darker tale of ghosts and ghouls may prefer the nightly lantern-lit ghost tours and ghost hunts, or a visit to the Haunted Chamber, allegedly haunted by the souls of pilgrims.

The Falstaff Experience has won a number of awards, including the Chiltern Railway Attraction of the Year 2010 and the Godiva Award for the Best Visitor Attraction in Warwickshire 2009. Admission to the Falstaff Experience is just £5 for adults and £2.50 for children, with under 7’s free. Family tickets are available at a friendly £11.50.

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Address

40 Sheep Street Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6EE

Last modified: November 19, 2012

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