Shrieve's House

Shrieve’s House currently houses the Tudor World Museum. The museum shows historical settings to display the life and time of Tudors.*

The Shrieve’s House and Barn The oldest lived-in house in Stratford (First recorded building on this site is 1196) An inn during the 16th century run by William Rogers who it is said was the inspiration for Shakespeare’s much-loved character of Falstaff. Residence of John Woolmer in the 17th century, the first mayor of Stratford. Residence of Edward Gibbs in the 19th century who was responsible for renovating the Swan and Maidenhead in Henley Street into the Shakespeare Birthplace, who was known as The ‘Shakespeare’ Architect. Also documented as The most haunted building in England.**

Shrieve's House

Shrieve's House

Shrieve's House

Shrieve's House

Shrieve's House

16 Comments CherryPie on Jan 19th 2023

16 Responses to “Shrieve’s House 1480”

  1. I’ve never been in that museum it looks good and I love the dragon! I would love one of those!

  2. lisl says:

    I didn’t know about this, and must make a return visit some time

  3. What a great place to visit!

  4. The Yum List says:

    Tudor architecture is easily recognised around the world. I even saw some in South America.

  5. Henry VIII was baptised at my local church 500 years ago!
    Come and visit St Alfege one day.

    • CherryPie says:

      St Alfege looks like an interesting church with a lot of history. I will add it to me ‘to visit’ list.

      • Have you visited the Painted Hall in Greenwich before?
        It used to be free, now they charge you some £16+ for entry after major restoration works, with funds given by the National Heritage Fund.
        I mean I can understand if they start charging us money if they spent their own money to restore the ceiling. But how dare they increased the fee from nothing to £16 like that? So unjustifiable.

        • CherryPie says:

          I haven’t been to the Painted Hall.

          I don’t worry too much when I have to pay to visit Heritage sites. The money for the ongoing upkeep has to come from somewhere, otherwise our heritage would be lost to the ravages of time.

  6. Shabana says:

    Hope by hunted house you don’t mean same as they show in films and shows

    • CherryPie says:

      No not sensational like in the movies. Reported sightings of figures and some odd sensations. I think I encountered one of the latter, at the top of a stairway. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, I just thought my legs had gone a bit wobbly at the top of a staircase. It was only later when I read the guidebook that I found out that it was one of the places where psychic activity had been recorded.

  7. Ayush says:

    this is a fascinating place, i like the scenes outside, especially with those windows and benches. i see others commented about the dragon – to my eyes it is not very dragonly :)

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