Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition & Tour



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Guides help to bring England's theatrical heritage to life at the 'unparalleled and astonishing' recreation of this famous theatre. Discover what an Elizabethan audience would have been like, find out about the rivalry between the Bankside theatres, the bear baiting and the stews, hear about the penny stinkards and find out what a bodger is. Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition is the world's largest exhibition devoted to Shakespeare and the London in which he lived and worked. Housed beneath the reconstructed theatre, the exhibition explores the remarkable story of the Globe, and brings Shakespeare's world to life using a range of interactive display and live demonstrations.

Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition & Tour
21 New Globe Walk,Bankside,LONDON,SE1 9DT


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Dedicated access info line offering advice about your visit - 020 7902 1409 or email [email protected]
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Exhibition open all year, 9-5; Globe Theatre tours Nov-Feb, daily 9.30-5; Mar-Oct, Mon 9.30-5, Tue-Sat 9.30-12, Sun 9.30-11

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