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Shakespeare's New Place home to be restored

New Place museum, Starford-upon-Avon.
New Place museum, Statford-upon-Avon. Image by Tam / CC BY-SA 2.0

Shakespeare’s last home is to be restored. New Place, in Stratford-upon-Avon, described in Shakespeare’s will as ‘the house wherein I dwell’, was demolished in 1702. A £1.8 million grant from Britain’s Heritage Lottery fund will help fund the renovation, which will see the excavation of the playwright’s living quarters for the first time. The exhibition centre and gardens will open in April 2016, to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. A grant will also fund the renovation of Charterhouse, a fourteenth century Carthusian monastery in Coventry. Read more: bbc.co.uk