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Shakespeare's Local Pub in Stratford upon Avon

The tavern frequented by William Shakespeare in Stratford upon Avon

 
PRLog - Aug. 22, 2011 - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, U.K. -- The Falstaff Experience in the heart of Stratford upon Avon is famous for being the most haunted building in England, a claim backed up by Horrible Histories author Terry Deary and its now infamous appearance on 'Most Haunted'. The museum is also renowned for offering a superb educational day out with its unique Tudor World experience of exhibits, tours and workshops. Yet, this gem of a museum is usually overlooked in the Shakespeare stakes by the neighbouring Birthplace Trust and RSC. This is surprising due the the role it plays in Shakespeare folklore. The building that houses the museum is 'The Shrieve's House', the very building that was formerly the 3 Tuns Tavern. What was so special about this Tavern? It was the Bard's local.
 The Falstaff Experience's claim is supported by the Stratford Society. The claim is based around the key fact that that Landlord William Rogers' wife was the aunt of Shakespeare's god son, William Walker. Local legend talks of a great friendship between the Rogers and the Shakespeare family. A friendship so great in fact that it is believed that Shakespeare based his much loved comic character Sir John Falstaff on the genial Landlord William Rogers. Today visitors can walk down the original 16th Century cobblestones that the Bard himself will have walked on and visit a museum that shows what life was like in Shakespeare's time rather than simply what the Bard's life was like. Visitors to the museum can also read the actual inventory of the inspirational William Rogers. More information about the museum can be found at www.falstaffexperience.co.uk
Creative Director Janet Ford said: "You can learn much more about a man from his choice of local than that of his house. His house he must keep respectable. Where he chooses to drink however, indicates his standards, the company he likes to keep and what he enjoys in his spare time. This makes our Shakespeare connection unique.  

For more information contact:
Ben Pugh
Events and Engagement Manager
The Falstaff Experience
Sheep Street
Stratford upon Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6EE
01789 298 070

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