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How Does it Work?

The Explorer Pass is the official sightseeing card for Shakespeare’s England and gives you free entry to a choice of 17 world class tourist attractions in Warwickshire and beyond, saving you time and money whilst visiting the bard’s county.

Simply choose and buy your pass, download and start exploring!

1. Buy

Select the duration of pass that matches your visit. Choose from a 1, 2 or 3-day pass and purchase online here.

2. Download

Download your pass to your smartphone for use straight away or choose to receive it by post or collect it from one of our local pickup points.

3. Explore

Then simply show your pass at the admission desk or payment point for each attraction to gain free entry.

What Is Included?

Warwick Castle
One of the finest and most well-preserved medieval castles in the UK
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Shakespeare's New Place
A contemporary exhibition at the site of William Shakespeare's impressive family home
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British Motor Museum
Home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars
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The Royal Shakespeare Company
One of the world's best-known theatre ensembles
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The Shakespeare’s England Explorer Pass gives you free entry to an array of great attractions, tours and museums including:

  • The five Shakespeare family homes (Shakespeare’s Birthplace, New Place, Hall Croft, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, and Mary Arden’s Farm)
  • Warwick Castle
  • Kenilworth Castle
  • The British Motor Museum


Visit our Attractions Page to see the full list of attractions available.

The Explorer Pass comes with a free guidebook packed full of useful local information as well as suggestions on how to make the most of your pass.

There is also a range of special discounts and offers which are available exclusively to Explorer Pass holders. These include everything from shops to hotels, cafes & restaurants.

How Do I Use It?

You can begin using your Explorer Pass as soon as you have downloaded it.

The pass is activated once you have entered your first attraction and is valid for consecutive days (not 24-hour periods).

To gain free admission, simply show your pass at the admission desk or payment point for each attraction.

It really is sightseeing made easy!

Read our FAQs for more information

Ready to Start Exploring?