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Hawkshead Grammar School: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rosie_Beagle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide was wonderful, engaging and interesting. we did not know any of the history of this free grammar school. But thoroughly enjoyed the tour and we spent about an hour there.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 23 August 2019

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of the school and there was plenty of time to look around at the old desks and the carvings and upstairs at the various historical documents.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

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Angela T
Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

An absolute must if you’re in the area. Fantastic value for money and a friendly, knowledgable guide with passion for what he does. We’ll all remember this visit for a very long time.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank DivaDebs
Reviewed 3 August 2019

The guide provided an amazing insight into life at this school. There are several artefacts well worth inspecting.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mel J
Reviewed 4 July 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank CarolS98
Reviewed 2 July 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Winston S
Reviewed 20 June 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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