• Saving Shakespeare's Birthplace

      In 1847 Shakespeare's Birthplace was put up for sale by public auction. Amid intense media interest, a campaign was launched to save the house for the nation.

    • Ira Aldridge in the Collections

      For Black History Month 2017 we have brought together the material we have relating to 19th century actor, Ira Aldridge, from different parts of the collection.

    • Method in the Madness

      Method in the Madness: Understanding Ourselves Then & Now explores how the body, mind and disease were interpreted in the lifetime of John Hall (1575-1635), the physician who occupied Hall’s Croft’ in the early 1600s. John Hall lived there with his wife Susanna, the eldest daughter of William Shakespeare.

    • Sharing Shakespeare's Story

      ‘Sharing Shakespeare’s Story’ is part of the Museums and Schools programme and is funded by Arts Council England and the Department for Education.