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Hawkshead Grammar School

Hawkshead, England
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Hawkshead
Type: Museums
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a very interesting "museum" with quite a bit to see and experience. Well worth the time we spent visiting

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stumbled on this place while visiting Hawkshead and what a find! The old school dates back to the time of Wordsworth in fact his desk with his name carved on it is still there. The exhibits are very interesting and there is an excellent guide who is a mine of fascinating information and is very happy to answer your... More

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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155 reviews 155 reviews
80 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's like walking back in time when you visit this school. The guide who was there when we visited shared very interesting stories with us about what it was like to attend school there. The exhibits are 'old school', but fun to peruse.

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San Francisco, California
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41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They were closing for a big tour to come in but the fellow working there let us come in and see Wordsworth desk. Very sweet.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This historic old school house with original desks is well worth seeing. The guided tour is packed with information and gives a real insight into the education system of years past. Recommended -- you will find that you still have things to learn

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We loved the pretty setting at the foot of the village church, showing the old classrooms.... William Wordsworth & his brother attended here. Didnt like that you had to pay to go in.

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The old school was very interesting and we were shown round and told about the history by a gentleman who knew its history inside out.It was interesting to see that scratching names into desks etc is not just a modern thing.

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Annie the personal tour guide made the place. Small school room where 70 boys were taught; Headmaster's room and one other above. Not big, but Annie brought it to life and patiently answered my children's incessant questions. We really enjoyed the space, atmosphere and welcome. Kids free, £2.50 adults. Bargain. Definitely pop in, if only to see the Wordsworth penknife... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Exceptionally knowledgable guide, able to relate easily to a varied audience. Got a real insight into the history of the school where Wordsworth had grown up going to school. Great value for money too, with children going free!

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SATFFORDSHIRE
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

You just can't go to Hawkshead without visiting the Grammar school. It's a credit to all involved that the refurbishment and continued maintenance of the school allows the general public to have a glimpse of schools centuries ago and it is an absolutely fantastic place to see. I defy anyone to visit this place and not be impressed and interested... More

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