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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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Amazin insight to Shakespeare's old school

As this exclusive place is opened only a couple of days each year to public, hubby & I were very pleased to be taken for a tour by the current students. Two very polite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Warwickshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As this exclusive place is opened only a couple of days each year to public, hubby & I were very pleased to be taken for a tour by the current students. Two very polite & entusiastic lads were able to show off their school with great pride. Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in Shakesoeare's life & history.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I enjoyed the visit to Shakespeare’s school and the Guild Hall. A short informative tour was given by a boy attending the school. The four hundred old desks in the old school were etched with initials and names of past pupils (the practice ceased only ten years ago). To think that Shakespeare sat at one of the desks, and to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We felt extremely lucky to be in Stratford while the school was offering tours of the historical rooms to raise funds for sports equipment. From the polite boys we encountered whilst they were handing out flyers in the town to the entertaining tour courtesy of George we loved the whole experience. The school should be very proud of their pupils... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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