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All reviews william wordsworth fascinating glimpse cambridge university excellent museum interesting place to visit knowledgeable guide interesting stories worth a visit entrance fee excellent visit lake district guided tour on display desks curator carved carvings
Went just for a quick look round but turned into a fascinating guided tour with a brilliant guide. The guide was well informed and brought the school to life. Unfortunately we didn’t get his name but hopefully you’ll get the same one.
Travelling through the Lakes we arrived in Hawkshead as planned for a lunch break, and to visit the church plus the grammar school. Sadly we had not taken note of the fact that the school, not unreasonably, closed for lunch and with a tight schedule...More
I took my 9 year old and we both enjoyed it. The tour guide gave a comprehensive history of the school and there was plenty of time to look around at the old desks and the carvings and upstairs at the various historical documents. It’s...More
We popped in at 10am for one of the ‘on the hour’ guided tours. Very reasonable charge of £2.50 for an adult, and child was free, so still delivering free education! :)
Guide was very knowledgeable on the history of the school, how it had...More
Although only two rooms this is well worth a visit. The guide is incredibly informative, and explained, among other things, why the children were encouraged to carve their names in the desk. He also pointed out the various rare artefacts held by the museum, including...More
We paid the few pounds to get the tour. The gentleman was extremely knowledgeable and the information was outstanding. Places and stories like this is imperative for future generations. The carved desks, the interesting stories of the students and headmaster was a true delight. If...More
The school is a wonderful icon of eduction. The guide was knowledgeable and informative in a friendly and lighthearted manner. There is so much to see in a small school and it was a real surprise to find so much historical artefacts. Well worth a...More