Exhibitions & Events

Current Exhibitions

Stratford's Historic Toll House

Stratford Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT) is currently overseeing a £450,000 restoration the landmark grade I-listed building on Clopton Bridge.

The exhibition tells the story of the industrial development of the riverside in the 19th century and its transformation to that seen today.

[caption id="attachment_1714" align="alignnone" width="1024"] SC/4//33/12: Photograph of north end of Clopton Bridge, showing footpath before repaving in 1931. Photographer Ernest Daniels[/caption]

Marie Corelli - A Writer & Visionary Remembered

This exhibition explores the mysteries around one of Stratford's best loved authors.  The exhibition explores her life and includes unique hand-crafted dolls houses made by Marie's Goddaughter Elizabeth Mullis.  The exhibition is on until September.

Yesterday & Today - Phase 2


This is the second phase of our exciting photographic exhibition exploring the changing landscapes of Rother Street, Henley Street and Wood Street.  Exhibition developed with photographer Phil Williams with supporting image archive from Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  The cafe will feature cafes of long gone days featuring the work of N C Joseph who manufactured tableware with the iconic 50s/60s SONA.  Opening Friday 27th January. Please be aware we are a charity and community building and on Saturday mornings run a children's Lego club which may impact on your enjoyment of the exhibition, we recommend exhibition viewing from 1-4 on Saturdays.

 Stratford's Extreme Weather Exhibition


Explore Stratford's wild weather with this exciting arts installation and book. Image of local chemist family The Spencers, donated by Frederica Reynolds.

Slaughterhouse Exhibition - Permanent

Stanley Henson’s acquired 14 Bridge Street in 1897, the rent was plus 6 fat capons. This fascinating opening exhibition explores the history of the site dating back to early 17th Century. The exhibition is dedicated to Stanley and all the many characters who worked there.

Stanley Henson with Brian behind meeting Mayor Woodman



Summer Programme

Stratford Escape

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Adult community arts workshop. Drop in every Wednesday 10am-1pm. All welcome.

Paper Moon


Weekly arts workshop for adults with learning disabilities and carers, starting back Tuesday 10th January .  Artist led sessions working toward local festivals and events.  Every Tuesday 1pm-3pm (excluding school holidays).

Stratford VIPs

Escape invites veterans and 'interested pensioners' to come and share their stories. The group will meet on the first Thursday of each month 10am-12pm at The Old Slaughterhouse. A good cuppa and treats await!