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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

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Address: Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 293351
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall gives visitors the chance to...

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall gives visitors the chance to discover how and where the world's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, spent his school years and first experienced theatre. This period in Shakespeare's life, about which there has been little previous insight, undoubtedly awakened in him a passion for the craft of which he was to become a master.

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An absolute gem of a building staffed by some of the nicest people you could wish to meet!

We gained an insight to the formative years of The Bard with very helpful and friendly guides. They all obviously love the building and imparting their knowledge. The Dominus was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
GillJarv51
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We gained an insight to the formative years of The Bard with very helpful and friendly guides. They all obviously love the building and imparting their knowledge. The Dominus was scary though as trying to remember the Latin for "He Loves" wracked our brains! The Granddaughters also enjoyed trying their hand at writing and sitting at a desk that maybe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip back in time which included a "Latin Lesson" and an opportunity to sit in Shakespeare's schoolroom and practice quill writing. Admirably staffed by both adults and students from Stratford's grammar school

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Knowledgable and enthusiastic guides made this a very enjoyable visit. No entrance fee - you just pay what you think it's worth.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a regular visitor to Stratford I have always wanted to see inside the school room: I was not disappointed. Infact I was inspired to write the following sonnet. Stratford The endless hours with conjugated verbs Whilst thought is wrapped in meadowsweet so fair My bardic task to seek the rhyming words A casket for the gold locked in your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interactive and interesting, a beautiful building which is still in use. You pay a donation upon leaving rather than a general fee. A good mix of volunteer information, technology interactive and traditional signage. A couple of little videos and a living history session by the school master all included. Write with a quill and learn Latin all in the same... More 

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An extremely interesting and entertaining visit, the information presented in an informal, imaginative way

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking past we decided to go in, really glad we did staff that work here were very proffessional and our party of 6 learned so much here, the experience from when we walked through the entrance was fantastic, it was not on our plans to visit here, so so glad we did, a must!!! visit if you are in the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this advertised in a magazine whilst staying in Stratford and thought we would at least have a look from the outside. The building is simply stunning externally, which was enough for us to go in! We were warmly welcomed by our guide, who informed us that we could pay on exit in accordance with the level of enjoyment... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The downstairs contains an interesting and informative exhibition, helping to explain the history of the building and explaining the connection that Shakespeare, and more strongly his father, have to it. The highlight of the visit was the schoolroom, and in particular, the 'school teacher', who was knowledgeable and pleasant to talk to,

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this while just walking around. It's a little gem of a building if you are inters ted in very old buildings. If you are with your children, their is enough to grab their attention in the school room while you look around. You don't need more than an hour, there are no facilities there but there are some... More 

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