Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, Stratford-upon-Avon: Hours, Address, Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall Reviews: 4.5/5

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • History Museums
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Discover where William Shakespeare was educated and inspired to become the world's greatest playwright. Learn how he spent his early school days and first experienced theatre. Take part in a Tudor lesson with Master Thomas Jenkins and brush up on your Latin! More than just a museum, Schoolroom & Guildhall provides a truly immersive experience for all. Marvel at our medieval wall paintings, dress up Tudor-style, play Tudor games and get messy with quill and ink. Stratford-upon-Avon's Guildhall, in the heart of the town, is a fine example of one of a few remaining medieval Guildhalls in the country. Our knowledgeable, enthusiastic and welcoming guides will share with you the many stories the building has to tell. If you're coming to Stratford don't miss out on what many are saying is the best attraction in town!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from $11.21
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Paul B
Bath3 contributions
Such a great attraction!!
Oct 2021
When we first booked this we weren't sure if it would be enough to entertain our girls but how wrong we were! Such an interesting attraction and the staff and guides were amazing. They really made it come to life and we spent a really enjoyable 2 hours there and came out thinking what great value it was, especially as the entry ticket is linked to the Mad Science attraction also. Do not pass this by!
Written October 27, 2021
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Sarah S
Stevenage, UK87 contributions
Best customer service EVER!
Oct 2021 • Family
We wanted to visit here in the summer but we're unable to do so due to a covid case in our household. The team at the school room not only responded to emails instantly but also followed up to let us know they'd definitely be open this half term. Such amazing customer service that you just don't get anywhere else.

Today we finally visited, amazing and knowledgeable guides, fantastic activities for children, loads to learn and fantastic little tit bits of information all tied up with learning about a building and art work of such importance.

More than worth a visit. Please go and support.
Written October 25, 2021
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Alex H
Huddersfield, UK125 contributions
Fascinating insight to Tudor education system. Enlightening.
Fascinating insight into the Tudor education system. Frightening to learn how backward our approach to education has become in 600 years in many fundamental aspects. Enlightening.

Also, a really interesting additional piece of the Shakespeare jig saw puzzle.

Well worth a couple of hours for a visit.
Written October 24, 2021
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MissP
1 contribution
Don’t miss this.
Oct 2021 • Friends
Brilliant day at the Guildhall and school room. Very entertaining and informative guides. School master was engaging and knowledgeable, able to answer all questions. I urge all to visit. Great value.
Written October 23, 2021
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Maxine F
10 contributions
Amazing, enjoyable, unmissable!
Oct 2021 • Friends
Visited the Guildhall and Schoolroom on 23rd Oct 2021. Amazing experience! The lesson with the 500 year old schoolteacher was so entertaining and enjoyable, as was the entire visit. So glad we included this in our Stratford visit. Worth every penny.
Written October 23, 2021
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Lucy
9 contributions
Well informative tour
Sep 2021
The staff were amazing at bringing characters to life. I enjoyed hearing about the school life in Shakespeare's day. There quite a few things for the kids to do such as dress up and calligraphy.
Written October 17, 2021
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Ria M
Liskeard, UK44 contributions
Fantastic experience
Sep 2021
It is a little chaotic in that one group of visitors sort of overlap with those already there. But it is well maintained, the volunteers are fantastically knowledgeable and give a real sense of Shakespeare's time. I loved the interaction in the schoolroom with the schoolmaster, and also the attempt to writ with a quill - so much so I know I'm getting a golden one as a Christmas present :-) albeit he tried to keep it secret . A very good couple of hours.
Written October 5, 2021
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JudithC12
Budapest12 contributions
Excellent tourist attraction - a must for Shakespeare fans
Sep 2021
Fascinating insight into Shakespeare's schooldays. Excellent guides who brought the schoolroom to life. Very good value.
Written September 29, 2021
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WarringtonDiver51
warrington47 contributions
Education in Shakespeare's time
Sep 2021
Another great place to visit if you like to see history. Some very interesting medieval wall paintings and artefacts to see. Very keen and knowledgeable staff, some whom are volunteers. The schoolroom experience with the "teacher" (in costume) was great at putting the whole thing into context. From the narrative, its clear where Shakespeare's original inspiration came from
Written September 29, 2021
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Justin
5 contributions
Great visit
Fantastic tour. The whole experience was well organised with knowledgeable and passionate guides. Great to write with a quil.
Written September 29, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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