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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
+44 1789 203170
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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!
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Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
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+44 1789 203170
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I visited Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall in July 2018 with my Brazilian daughter-in-law to be and her parents. I was born and grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon and effectively grew up in the school (my father devoted his whole career to teaching there, I attended the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is Stratford’s best kept secret! Whether your interest is history, architecture, art, or Shakespeare - this has it all. A truly three dimensional experience which is interactive and fascinating. The guides and actors are all brilliant and really bring it alive. But the biggest...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The very knowledgeable staff are really keen to share their enthusiasm for the history of this place, and yet they were also sensitive to what we wanted - they let us look around on our own, then were happy to respond to questions and give...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Chose to visit the schoolroom and guildhall as part of our Shakespeare themed trip and were glad we did. It is clear that the old building is well-looked after and it was great to be able to thoroughly explore it. The staff are what make...More

Thank sdh2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just to walk in the same place as the world famous bard William Shakespeare did as a young lad is an exhilarating yet challenging feeling.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The building is fascinating to look at in itself and furthermore the staff are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Really well presented and very well done with staff really interested in the history and a whacky schoolmaster giving a flavour of how Shakespeare’s school life (seemed like a few of my school teachers). Great place to visit for adults and...More

Thank Slyman21
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The original classroom, with a great teacher creates not just an authentic environment but a great memorable experience for people of all ages. Plus well informed guides, bring much more understanding to the sources of Shakespeare's plays.

Thank maryodell
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun and educational at the same time. Went with family and all enjoyed the experience. Enthusiastic guides who don't force themselves on you but are very happy to engage if you want more information( a hard balance to achieve). Well done

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall is a building of incredible historical significance, both because of its association with Shakespeare and for its history in general. Unlike some other Shakespeare sites in and around Stratford, this is not a recreation. It is a building that has been...More

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