Welcome to Stratford's most magical attraction!
people think of William Shakespeare as a great poet and playwright, but
during the period 1578 - 1582 and then again from 1585 - 1592 (commonly referred to by Shakespeare Scholars & Historians
as "The Lost Years") no-one has ever known exactly what Will got
up to... until now that is!
So, if you've
ever wondered how a relatively uneducated 14 year old schoolboy became the
world's greatest playwright with in-depth knowledge of the Law, Ancient Rome, European Myth & Folklore
as well as Military History and the lives of the English Aristocracy before the age
of the internet, then look no further as present the "only possible
solution" to this conundrum that has baffled scholars for years.
William Shakespeare was a time travelling wizard. There, we've said it
- there is no other possible way he could have gained all that knowledge...
Years of William Shakespeare as depicted in the best selling Chronicles
of Wizard's Thatch series of books are vividly brought to life in this enchanting new attraction.
With pinches of magic, time travel, supernatural adventures, magical puzzles and twists
in history, the Lost Years contains everything that you would expect to
find in Will's own work.
Adults, £7.00 Children, Students, Seniors*
*Different pricing applies when visiting
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Join Alice and her friends on a magical
exploration of the The Lost Years of William Shakespeare using your Official Ministry of Time
Passport. There are rooms and exhibits full of Wizarding Tales and Time Travelling Magic that add an extra level of
enjoyment to the spellbinding Chronicles of Wizard's Thatch series,
with puzzles to solve, facts to discover and history that's all twisted
up with wizardry - in fact it's so mixed up we call it "twistory"!
The exhibits delve into the "Lost Years" of William Shakespeare as depicted
in the Chronicles of Wizard's Thatch and offer "easter eggs" that
you won't find in the books. Easter eggs, I hear you ask?
Well, of course we don't mean the chocolate variety, but hidden extras and additional tales
that add depth to the Chronicles and the world of the "Lost Years".
So, are you up to the challenge...?
The Enchanted Manor is the Museum of Wizard's Thatch
and includes exhibits on loan from Dr. Bombay's "Enchanted Manor
Collection", the Wizard's Thatch "Wyrd Museum" and the "Ministry of Time" including costumes
from "The Chronicles". The entire experience is spread over
4,500 square feet with atmospheric lighting and sound effects. It is suitable
for children of all ages, the young at heart and all with a sense of wonder who believe in magic through storytelling.......
The Enchanted Manor is the only museum to immerse you
into a world of storytelling by letting stories guide you around the building. Three or
four times a year we produce a specially adapted tale from the Chronicles
of Wizard's Thatch to send you off on a quest around the Enchanted Manor
looking for answers. This means that every time you visit not only will the rooms in the Manor have changed (and possibly
even moved) but that you'll be undertaking a brand-new adventure!
There are clues, of course, in the latest tale
from the Chronicles as well as within the exhibits or on the walls. You
might also find bits of a very well-known Time Magic Spell scattered around the building. Whenever you
find part of this spell, write it down in your Guide and when you’ve found all
the bits - rearrange them to make sense.
Get everything right and not only will you be
awarded with a Graduation Certificate from the Wizard’s Thatch Academy,
but you will also be granted the status of Official Field Agent with the
Ministry of Time and be allowed to apply for an Official Ministry Identity Card which as everyone knows
is really useful to have (you never know when you might need it).
So, without further ado and to cut a long
story short, open your copy of the latest tale taken from the Chronicles
of Wizard's Thatch, and most importantly…. have fun and good luck!