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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Its only £2.50 to get in, and well worth it.. The "curator", gave us a lovely history lesson on how the school operated way back in time, so interesting... Showed us where Wordsworth sat and etched his name into the desk.. Also contains the headmasters...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

William Wordsworth attended this little grammar school in Hawkshead and there is a very pretty church up on the hill behind it. The town it cute and there are public footpaths to walk as well. Beautiful.

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Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is a beautiful build you should visit if you got time it a very old build. The grounds are kept very neat.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

An excellent little museum, with an informative and entertaining curator, who painted an interesting picture of life in this grammar school in days gone by.

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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Called in to Hawkshead for lunch and visited the Hawkshead Grammar School - a glimpse back to education of another era

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Wonderfully preserved old schoolhouse, with a remarkably knowledgeable, courteous and informative custodian on our visit. t's almost impossible to imagine how anyone coped with a demanding classics curriculum in a small schoolroom, but cope they did and it was inspiring to see this and to...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Visited with family - 4 adults and two under 6. Fascinating to hear the history of this feeder Cambridge University Grammar School. Informative guide and good presentation of their archive material. In our view the best thing about Hawkshaed and there is much else to...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Fantastic look back in time at early education. Research for my family history brought me here and how fantastic to find what could be one of my ancestors had carved their name into the furniture. Brilliant

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Sweet and intimate look at a 400 year old school that fed such institutions as Oxford and Cambridge. An unimaginable regimen in the 21st Century.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

set in lovely grounds which you can walk into and around the back by the steeple you can see some very nice views, unfortunately we did not have time to visit the exhibition they have inside but you can see schooling of hundreds of years...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Our Lake District tour brought us to this quaint old town, Hawkeshead. The town probably became famous because poet, William Wordsworth's primary school is located here. There is a guided tour available but due to lack of time we skip the tour.

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