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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

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Address: Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
Phone Number:
+44 1789 293351
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall gives visitors the chance to...

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall gives visitors the chance to discover how and where the world's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, spent his school years and first experienced theatre. This period in Shakespeare's life, about which there has been little previous insight, undoubtedly awakened in him a passion for the craft of which he was to become a master.

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Excellent and well worth a visit

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit . It was very informative, educational . The staff were really helpful . It is well worth a visit and good value for money.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit . It was very informative, educational . The staff were really helpful . It is well worth a visit and good value for money.

Thank Justin F
Karratha, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This gem covers the family role, how William took to education and the place of the Guilds in Tudor England. Recently spruced up and revitalised, character actors are used to describe the life and times, bringing it to life. The staff throughout are helpful and happy, making the whole thing a great experience. Not yet on the tour bus circuit,... More 

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It should have told us something where upon entry we were told there's no charge at present just give what you feel the exhibition is worth at the end. Although Shakespeare attended the school the exhibition appears to be just a few rooms explaining what school life was like back in his day. We gave a small donation because we... More 

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ShakespearesSchool, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment following your visit last year. We are sorry that you disagree with so many of our visitors who have enjoyed their time with us. We have had very positive feedback about our staff and visitors' experiences, including our interactive display, activities and, especially our Tudor lesson, led by our Tudor Schoolmaster. We... More 

Coulsdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting building with history attached. Some staff in costume which always helps to bring the history alive. Questions welcomed and answered politely.

Thank judiebuckfield
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this opportunity to step back in time - with excellent guides who engaged us - (and a terrific young bearded guide who was excellent with visiting children) - we learnt a lot about general history as well as about Shakespeare. An enjoyable hour for all ages.

Thank sybarites
Boston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another quirky place we visited on out 2 days in Stratford. There was an Australian man and us on a Sunday afternoon and we loved it. A lady gave us some background info and showed us a film on arriving then chatted to us more about the history and changes since shakespeares time. On going into the school room upstairs,... More 

Thank DonDons369
Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently opened this is somewhere well worth visiting. Good mix of technology and human input makes for a very interesting visit. Staff are very knowledgeable and approachable.

Thank Larry_Jane2014
London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very helpful staff and actors in period dress made the visit to this attraction especially enjoyable. A must see attraction for anybody visiting the area

Thank Glenny280
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

A pleasant change from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust sites. This fills in a notable gap in the BST story as it depicts Shakespeare's schooldays in a building adjacent to the current school.The Schoolroom and Guildhall previously had a strong religious link and its history is related well by the storyboards and touchscreens. The highlight of our visit was undoubtedly a... More 

Thank Martin A
Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This new exhibit was open to the public only last year in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. I am so glad that it was! Unlike the other sites, this is an actual school that is still in use today, bridging the old into the current. The video we watched was okay, but the interactive activities and staff... More 

Thank Erica B

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