Shakespeare's Treasures exhibited to public for first time

Portrait of Shakespeare, believed to be have painted from life Credit: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

A new exhibition has opened at Shakespeare's Birthplace.

It features unique and priceless treasures that are now on public display for the first time.

The exhibition, which is called: 'Shakespeare's Treasures', includes the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust copy of the Cobbe portrait. That is the only portrait of Shakespeare that is believed to be have been painted from life.

Map of Shakespeare's county in Warwickshire in 1576 Credit: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Other rare items on display for the first time include a map of 'Shakespeare's county' in Warwickshire and the only surviving letter written to the man himself.