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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
+44 1789 203170
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Discover where William Shakespeare was educated and inspired to become the world's greatest playwright. 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. Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall provides a truly immersive experience for all - whether a lifelong Shakespeare enthusiast or new to his enduring legacy. Fun for all the family.
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Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
+44 1789 203170
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Popped in out of curiosity with two overheated and exhausted teens and was persuaded (they're very persuasive!) to take the tour. I'm so glad we did-what a beautiful building! The Master was fascinating (and an absolute hero standing there in full garb in 33 degree...More

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit,it was interesting and the guides were knowledgable and friendly providing a good insight into Shakespeare's school years

Thank markdanton007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. Well thought out museum, knowledgeable guides who really brought the historical context to life, we learned so much about how society functioned in Shakespeare's time. The wall paintings are fantastic and the way they are presented really works well....More

Thank indiannauk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting to see the whereabouts of Shakespeare's school! We even had a lesson with the 'Headmaster', in Latin! This is a world class historical building. It's truly incredible. Its age, its history is mind blowing, and it's still giving up its secrets. If you're...More

Thank FaFaFab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see .Very informative and friendly guides.2 interesting videos Hands on experiences for all ages

Thank valerie c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is wonderful and the staff are so interested in telling visitors about the site and the part it played in the life of the young Shakespeare. The schoolroom takes the visitor back in time and is presented with an authentic and realistic Tudor...More

Thank Keith85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such fun. I was able to dress up and go back to school for a lesson. The "teacher " was brilliant !! Staff were friendly and helpful. Whole experience was excellent.

Thank ErinReviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fabulous experience for any age. The Guides are knowledgeable about the history of the Guildhall and it is further brought to life through short, interesting visual presentations. The Schoolroom upstairs where William Shakespeare was once a pupil comes alive with the very convincing Guide...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treat for any age! A well designed museum on the ground floor explores the history of the Guild Hall, and an ingenious light wall reveals the recently-discovered wall paintings and decorations. Upstairs has been devoted to the old schoolroom, complete with hands on...More

Thank Joanna071
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Well informed friendly guides - gives you a taste of the life a young William Shakespeare would of had - interative parts for children and adults to take part in - amazing it is still a school today

Thank Karen S
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Nicholas B
Jacqui B and JennieMod, I was told yesterday that the schoolroom was being renovated and would not be open until 23 April, did you visit recently?
8 April 2016|
Response from Fiona M |
Its open. You asked ages ago, but in case anyone else needs to know