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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

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Address: Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
Phone Number: 441789203172
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall gives visitors the chance to...

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.

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Amazing insight to Stratford's history

I have been into this attraction and I urge visitors to Stratford not to be deterred by the entrance fee as there are discount vouchers to be had if you hunt around. Once inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been into this attraction and I urge visitors to Stratford not to be deterred by the entrance fee as there are discount vouchers to be had if you hunt around. Once inside there are many hands-on touch screens giving an amazing insight into the history of the guild, of which John Shakespeare was a member. The schoolroom gives... More 

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Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take part in a Latin Grammar lesson, as the foundation of education, the sort that equipped William Shakespeare for a life of writing plays from stories from all over Europe.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The school where William Shakespeare went. Very informative staff ready to show and tell that little bit more. If you have a five house pass you get half price admission. You can try your hand at writing with a quill and ink. Well worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The content is lacking compared with the other Shakespearean houses in the town and rather expensive. The staff are enthusiastic.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting as Shakespeare's old school with plenty of historic content. Certainly worth a quick visit. Centrally located and easy to access

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a new addition to the attractions of Stratford - and def one of the best things to do while you're there :) It's wonderfully authentic, moving and atmospheric.. The building is incredible and the guides are knowledgeable, warm and enthusiastic...And to sit in Shakespeare's actual schoolroom is just amazing! Highly recommended :-)

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited early in the day when there were no other visitors, great to get all the attention from the friendly & knowledgable guides. Fun to dress as a Tudor school master & to try writing Latin with quill & ink! Interesting to learn that Shakespeare's school is still in operation and that the room used as a theatre is still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole family loved the visit especially the schoolroom where we were taught latin in the manner it would have been taught in Shakespeare's time. The lesson was interesting and funny - the 'teacher' played the part extremely well. In the adjoining Tudor classroom the boys could take part in dressing up in period costume, writing with a quill pen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of my best travel experiences ever. You are in the schoolroom that Shakespeare actually attended and it has been in use ever since, and they re-enact it for you with a real schoolmaster. He was incredibly funny in his severity, but then he toned it down when kids came along. I was awestruck by the overlap between... More 

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Naarden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The classroom is still original. The guides give you in depth information about education at that time and are passionate in telling the stories. Here you get to understand better how the William became the great Shakespeare! Don't skip!

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