Winners Announced! Find out who’s won and the judges view on winning designs and entries in the  winners gallery! A big thank you to everyone who took part.

William Shakespeare lived at New Place, the largest house in Stratford-upon-Avon, for the last 19 years of his life when he was a famous playwright.

Sadly New Place was demolished in 1759, but now the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust plans to bring the site back to life as a new visitor attraction.

We’ve used Shakespeare’s creativity as inspiration for our plans, and we wanted to know how you would have designed his home.

The competition has closed, so you can find out who won via the link above.

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These unofficial Minecraft blueprints of New Place will help you to plot your building’s foundations.

New House


The winner of each age category will receive an Apple iPad Air 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi), a Minecraft Lego Set, Minecraft Papercraft Pack, Shakespeare Wall Book and a cuddly Shakesbear - total prize value is £499.00.

Shakespeare’s New Place

This competition is run as part of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s New Place Project. The year 2016 is important to us as we will be reimagining the great playwright’s final home in Stratford-upon-Avon to mark the 400th Anniversary of his death. We want to celebrate his legacy and give everyone the opportunity to connect with Shakespeare on the site of his final home. We are doing this using a creative design based on what we know about the site from our research and archaeological digs. The footprint will be highlighted and the site of his home within it will have a point of focus, signifying the importance of the place in the centre of Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The exhibition space will also be extended to display our treasures relating to the site. For more information visit our website

This project is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England.

Lottery Funded Historic England