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A computer rendering of the completed project at Shakespeare’s New Place.

Timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary celebrations of Shakespeare’s legacy, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is reinventing Shakespeare’s New Place, the grounds where The Bard had his family home for 19 years.

The house itself was demolished three centuries ago, but the plot in Stratford-upon-Avon has been conserved as a garden in honour of Shakespeare ever since.

The New Place project will be a retelling rather than a rebuilding of the house, showcasing specially commissioned artworks in a modern setting, as well as a major new exhibition that will be displayed in the Grade I Tudor Nash’s House, adjacent to New Place.

Visitors will be able to walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps through a new entrance created on the footprint of his original gatehouse.

The sunken Knot Garden will be restored as well as elements of the Great Garden, the largest surviving part of Shakespeare’s estate.

Shakespeare’s New Place is scheduled to open in July 2016 and will offer special rates and other incentives for groups of 15 people or more.

For further information telephone 01789 201806.