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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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An Educating Visit

A Brilliant place to learn what got Shakespeare into theatre. Plenty of Interactivity with great guides

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gortinboy
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A Brilliant place to learn what got Shakespeare into theatre. Plenty of Interactivity with great guides

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend went a couple of weeks ago, she called my attention to the place. It's absolutely interesting. There is a man who acts as a master and tells about 'his' life, how children learnt, etc. It's very interesting to listen to him, and he willingly answers the questions as well. Everybody who works there is more than helpful to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fascinating visit made more interesting by the knowledgeable staff. The video of school life & newly discovered wall paintings presented information very well. Go upstairs and see the dining table carved with old boys initials under beamed ceilings. Enter the school room and try your hand at quill writing. See the initials of the surviving boys when smallpox... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While it is free to visitors, there is some pressure from staff to make a donation. However there was an excellent class going on in the class room above, which, alas, I could not join, for my time runneth out.

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Epworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only been open a few months and still to some degree a work-in-progress, but well worth the visit. Very friendly and informative staff including, on a non-school day, a current member of the sixth form at the school. Currently no admission fee but they ask for a contribution when you leave.

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nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely surprise to find this place of history that opened in April.to sit in the room Shakespeare learnt in and see some of the oldest wall art around was inspiring. They let you pay what you think it was worth,they set a price but it's just a guide. It's worth a good £7,50 a person. Worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides are awesome, and the building is really interesting with two short films and an explanation of the frecos inside the building. Upstairs is Shakespeares school room the "Master" was brilliant, and informative this part of the tour was really interesting. Also some interactive stuff using quill pens etc. If you are not in a hurry I would recommend... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here on the way to the new place for Shakespeare's house. Was not informed on the way in that we had to pay a chosen fee on the way out so beware as on the way out a rather abrupt woman said we had to pay. Explained that no one told us we had to do this on... More 

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ShakespearesSchool, Marketing Manager at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We ask our visitors to come in and experience all we have to offer and to make a payment based on how much they have enjoyed their visit on their way out. I apologise that this was message was not conveyed to you when you arrived. More 

Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic! Beautifully maintained and well informed staff who were happy to share their knowledge - well worth a visit for all ages.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were gripped by the whole experience - by the building, by the role-play of the school master, by the illustrative videos of the schoolroom, by sitting on the forms where youngsters studied 400 years ago, by the notion of a Guild supporting education for the local community... It was fascinating - especially against the backdrop of a modern school... More 

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