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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

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Address: Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
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+44 1789 293351
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Although I am a regular visitor to Stratford this was the first visit time I had heard of this location opening up to the public. it is extremely well done, interesting and also... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although I am a regular visitor to Stratford this was the first visit time I had heard of this location opening up to the public. it is extremely well done, interesting and also good fun. The staff were all so helpful and informative. To sit in the room were Shakespeare first started his education and perhaps acted in plays was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is newly opened but so so well done. All the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and provide detailed information throughout the visit making it clear where they are referring to facts, the sources and also their own speculation based on human behaviour and the known facts. This really brings Shakespeare's development to life and how he came to be the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a super way to spend a little time whilst in Stratford, the schoolroom ands guildhall are a real step back in history, well worth the time. NO entrance fee! but donations when you leave at your discretion. Learn all about the history of Stratford and how Shakespeare's family were involved in the development of stratford as a town. Learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and informative tour. This building served a variety of purposes in Shakespeare's time... from a Guild Hall to a School room. The guides were very helpful and informative as was the short film. In the schoolrooms you can try your hand at using a quill and ink. The efforts at conservation--particularly of the old paintings is admirable.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Shakespeare's school room was an interesting place to visit I Stratford. There is plenty of history and lots to do. You get to participate in a Tudor school lesson and learn about the modern uses of the guildhall and schoolroom as well. Worth a visit!

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Thank Kirsten M
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to understand Shakespeare this is the best! Revelatory. Better than the house he was supposedly born in which was too expensive and not interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This offers a very entertaining and informative couple of hours. Downstairs you can see recently uncovered wall pictures which are fascinating. The staff are knowledgeable and there is additional video info. But go upstairs and a treat awaits. We were a bit late for class, and the Latin master berated us - we were lucky to be spared the birch!!... More 

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Ashland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The recently opened Schoolroom is trying hard to catch up to the Trust properties in town and they may be trying a bit too hard. You're pounced on as you enter and the ground floor is a bit too multi-media as you are shuttled into a room to be force-fed a breathlessly overeager video on why this is such an... More 

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Wahroonga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful enthusiastic group of people! We learnt so much about education in the times of Shakespeare's childhood. Hubbie got to practise his latin. A definite if you are in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to visit this hastily but made to feel very welcome. This is a MUST visit site if you care about your Shakespeare. To be in the room where the bard first heard his Latin and saw plays by visiting actors is magical and at the moment you pay what you think the visit is worth. (Don't be stingy). There... More 

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