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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. 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. Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall provides a truly immersive experience for all - whether a lifelong Shakespeare enthusiast or new to his enduring legacy. Fun for all the family.
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Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
+44 1789 203170
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the first time we have been allowed inside the school room and it has been well done. There was a stern Schoolmaster waiting to tell us about education in Shakespeare's day. Wonderful to just be there and soak it all up.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my solo visit whilst my wife was at a conference in Stratford. The lady guide was very helpful and informative, especially as I was only visitor at time. The schoolroom was fun, again quite intimidating, as I was on my own. Entry price...More

Thank Lierseboy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved visiting here. It is a real insight into the world that Shakespeare lived and was educated in. The staff are excellent, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They are great with kids and we all came out having learnt a lot. There is a lovely room...More

Thank BarrowClare
Reviewed 4 days ago

The enthusiastic staff made history come alive. We learned so much about the Guilds, and about the culture and educational system during Shakespeare's lifetime. The highlight for us was sitting in the classroom where Shakespeare was likely educated. 'Headmaster Jenkins' sat at his desk, clothed...More

Thank Dodgergirl22
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the most evocative site in Stratford. A very good short film introduction about the Guildhall (as it was) and Shakespeare's father's role as Baliff (mayor). Upstairs is the schoolroom itself and a guide with so much knowledge and enthousiasm to impart. It's links...More

Thank SpeckledHen2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent visit. Very enjoyable and made especially so by the staff who brought it all to life with their knowledge and attitude. Great visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff really make this worth the visit, they are eager to share stories and bring the history to life. I highly recommend visiting here in particular when in Stratford.

Thank MsFruitloop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I explored this place with a group of fellow students. The front of house staff member was lovely and welcoming. Inside was plenty of information about Shakespeare and what the Guildhall was used for in his time. Upstairs was an incredible interactive experience. The school...More

Thank Daley K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Guildhall is a pretty amazing building, with an interesting history and it is beautiful. The way it is presented, with the stories of the Shakespeare family too, really add to the experience. We enjoyed the lesson upstairs, and the friendly guide talked to us...More

Thank Nicky A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant surprise that wasn't advertised prior to our visit (our innkeepers told us about it). It's a new site with great potential given its historical significance. That they uncovered the remnants of a painting of John the Baptist is impressive but the presentation of...More

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ShakespearesSchool, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. During the restoration and conservation works prior to the opening of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall in 2016, our conservationists uncovered a new figure in one of the building’s rare medieval wall paintings. Identified by experts as John the Baptist, it...More

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