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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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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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The School Master dressed in Elizabethan period clothing was very convincing

If you like history this will blow you away a fantastic experience to feel that you are in the very 14th Century rooms where William Shakespeare studied from 6.00am to 5 pm 6 days... read more

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like history this will blow you away a fantastic experience to feel that you are in the very 14th Century rooms where William Shakespeare studied from 6.00am to 5 pm 6 days per week is remarkable and the guides are brilliant. A great place to visit and learn from

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is not an enormous amount to see, but it is fascinating to be in the school which William Shakespeare and his brother very probably attended. There is a short film and the attendants are more than happy to share their considerable knowledge. Interesting for both adults and children. Next to the Alms Houses.

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Hartlepool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful opportunity to see where Shakespeare was educated and it was a brilliant concept to have a 'his teacher' in period costume; one not to miss if you want a complete Shakespeare experience whilst in Stratford upon Avon.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found this fantastic building by accident and were invited in by friendly staff. We enjoyed a mini lesson with a schoolmaster (not at all intimidating!) and chatted to another staff member who explained the painted panels in this truly remarkable building. Don't expect lots of artefacts etc. but all the staff there showed a genuine fondness for the building... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent attraction to see and it was free attraction when we were there. We loved learning about how the grammar school system worked back in the day. The tour was well done. Thank you for a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was an ex-master of the school and was a fount of knowledge on all things Shakespearian and even about other illustrious old boys. The other costumed interpreters were also good value.

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

This is a little gem, a genuine Shakespeare visitor attraction. Recently renovated for visitors the restoration is perfect and staff are well knowledgable about the building and its history. Two short films and a latin lesson included meant this was 40 minutes well spent. It was a breezy day on our visit so a welcome indoor break. It is attached... More 

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

Well preserved without being obvious. Lots to see and take in. The staff were very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.

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Heusy, Belgium
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice place to discover and in the theme of Shakespeare! Very nice staff and good to follow a school master for a latin lesson!!!!

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Thank Christine S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little sceptical about what yet another Shakespeare-based tourist attraction could add to my home town, especially as it's a building that I knew from the inside before it was restored. However, I found the restoration and presentation very interesting and entertaining. Better still, the entrance fee has been dropped in favour of you giving a contribution on... More 

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