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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Discover where William Shakespeare was educated and inspired to become the world's greatest playwright. Learn how he spent his early school days and first experienced theatre. Take part in a Tudor lesson with Master Thomas Jenkins and brush up on...more
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Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
+44 1789 203170
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was on a tour and this was one of the stops. This building is where Shakespeare received his schooling until he stopped to go into the glove business with his father. The experience starts with a very interesting video that talks about the history...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 3 days ago

A brilliant experience, talks by different people as you move through the rooms. One of the classrooms (set out as it was) has the School Master taking the lesson, along with the birch; watch out. You also get to practice your writing with quill pens.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This site is relatively new on the Stratford-upon-Avon scene, and still has some glitches to work out, but it really rounded out our understanding of Shakespeare. The must-detour-to-Stratford-to-see-this experience was the costumed Elizabethan schoolmaster, who sat us down in our forms, and put us through...More

Thank BobK439
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent family day out, plenty to see and do! Lovely friendly staff too! Learnt Latin and how to write with a quill, kids loved it too

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous for the family, really enjoyed learning Latin and writing with quills...lovely staff and well worth a visit!

Thank victoriacrass
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to spend an hour or two in Stratford, particularly if you have kids. Our children were enthralled by the difference in life between shakespeare's time and now. The staff are genuine Shakespeare experts and adults will learn a few things...More

Thank robmigrates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actors bring to life the classroom in Shakespeare's time. Very entertaining and informative. Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly explaining the recently uncovered features in the school. A worthwhile visit.

Thank andreagordon55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this place - the staff are wonderful - knowledgeable and patient and clearly love what they do. Definitely recommend.

Thank KMcQld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really worth visiting and different from other Shakespeare attractions in town . Very good presentation by volunteers and actors brought it alive, and it's very exciting seeing the schoolroom and the pre-reformation painting.

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had expected less. The school room is part of a larger operating school and the room continues in use today. Staff were extremely helpful, making sure we got to see all we could. In the school room itself, we were greeted by a "Master" who...More

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