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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall: Tours & Tickets

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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

This is a must if you are ever in his town. We loved our experience from start to finish and loved the insight into education back then. If you enjoy history or love Shakespeare, this is perfect.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GilesAdventures67
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on 15th October with my son for his birthday. We had a fabulous time, the “school master” was excellent, very knowledgeable, keen to impart information in a very enthusiastic manner. He made the visit fun. The young man who played him needs to recognised...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Yesterday I took my wife to see the school room that I used as a boy that was also used by William Shakespeare. I had not been in the schoolroom for over 50 years, and the memories came flooding back. new discoveries of paintings on...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Of all my Shakespeare stops this was one of my favourites. The schoolmaster was very authentic, and you felt as if you were back in old William's time. His instructions of taking Latin to ensure a solid education seemed real. His stories about Shakespeare learning...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank aander927
Reviewed 5 days ago

There isn't actually a lot to see but the staff are super keen to out it all into context for you and it is very well presented

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here as a last minute idea due to the weather, we weren’t disappointed the guides were very informative and friendly, everything explained. The master in the school room was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank colin m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting to see where Shakespeare went to school. Well set out and again the building was in fantastic condition. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GrahamP113
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in whilst visiting the area, what a wonderful insight to how education was in Shakespeares time, very knowledgeable staff and very friendly, had the opportunity to dress up in outfit and all in all a great visit

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank colin m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea Shakespear's school was still around! Well it is and it is still standing and still operating as a school. this is one of the coolest tours I have done

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank vagokourambas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a must see, I love social history and this transports you back to that time you can imagine the children doing their lessons.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Nicholas B
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