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Shakespeare's School

Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
44-1789-293351
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Owner description: 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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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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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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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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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Beside the Guild Chapel is the Grammar School attended by Shakespeare and it remains one to-today! Attached to it are the 16th century Almhouses provided by the Guild of the Holy Cross for the poor of the town. Both are Tudor fronted & extremely attractive building in good repair. I would have loved to have gone in to see what... More

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Greenwood, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

To be able to see the very school where Shakespeare was educated is indeed a joy. It is in the center of town and very easy to get to. Go and be schooled!

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I had no idea this school was even there. I happened upon it while stepping out of a pub. I was taken on a tour by one of the students which was a lot of fun. I not only saw the schoolroom where Shakespeare would have been a student but there is a plaque on the wall in the spot... More

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