Sharing Shakespeare's Story
Boy's bedroom in Shakespeare's Birthplace
This was possibly William’s bedroom when he was a boy. He would probably have slept here from the age of about 5. The design on the black and white painted cloth was copied from an original found in the Golden Cross Inn at Oxford. The Golden Cross was an inn where Shakespeare might have stayed when travelling backwards and forwards from London to Stratford. It’s possible that Shakespeare could have seen this particular design.