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Address: Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
Phone Number: 44-1789-293351
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Description: Built in 1428 as the home of a religious guild, this was where Shakespeare...
Built in 1428 as the home of a religious guild, this was where Shakespeare attended grammar school and which still functions as an educational institution today.
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5* The best money we spent in Stratford! Well worth the visit!!

If you are lucky enough to visit Stratford when the Schoolrooms are open to the public, frankly, you're be mad to miss it!! Although there is currently a bid into the Lottery Fund... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you are lucky enough to visit Stratford when the Schoolrooms are open to the public, frankly, you're be mad to miss it!! Although there is currently a bid into the Lottery Fund to try and open this to the public more, currently the schoolroom is used every day for lessons by the King Edward VI boys. The beautiful building,... More 

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High Wycombe
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It is worth going to see this building from the outside, but as it is still used as a school you cannot gain access in term time

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Stratford-upon-Avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

i was lucky enough to attend a recent exhibition at Shakespeare's School and, subject to a successful bid to Heritage Lottery, they plan to open to the public on a daily basis from April 2016, coinciding with the 400th anniversary of their most famous old boy's death! It is already a beautiful and compelling place to visit, a real pilgrimage... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Me and my son who will be sitting the entrance exams to possibly attend Kind Edwards VI Stratford next year, had the pleasure of an excellent tour of the old class room of William Shakespeare & also the old Guildhall. We were escorted around the building by one of the current year 7 pupils Luke who was very pleasant and... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The schoolroom that Will Shakespeare was actually taught in isn't open very often to the public as it's still used by the King Edward VI school. It's a beautiful old building, downstairs is the old guildhall where Shakespeare first saw theatre as a boy and the upstairs room has wonderful old oak desks, the history of the place is amazing... More 

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Warwickshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Only open on high days and holidays, tours around 'Shakespeare's School' are given greater authenticity as the guides are current pupils of King Edward VI School. Recommended above some of the ersatz Shakespeare tat in the town! £2.50 adults, £1.50 concessions.

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Leeds
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Full of chavs, attending a wedding. Didnt stay long, was much happier stood on the pavement outside looking in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Rarely open to the public but apparently due to be permanently so from 2014 as part of the 450th celebrations. The Guildhall not only contains the beautiful "Big School" where Shakepeare was educated but is also the building where his father, John Shakespeare, held office as Bailiff (Mayor) in 1568. The Lower Guildhall is where a young Shakespeare would have... More 

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Weymouth, England
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Only open for a few days each year so take the opportunity if it arises. Shown around by the pupils and very interesting to see the actual schoolroom and associated library areas. Sit in the teacher's seat - it's a great feeling knowing that Shakespeare once looked at that spot.

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N Yorks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We loved being shown round the school by two enthusiastic pupils who had taken time out from their Easter holidays to share their knowledge with us.

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