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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 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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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Worth an hour of your time in Stratford

Really enjoyed this exhibit, obviously recently upgraded with some clever technology to enhance the experience. What really makes it is the guides who really are passionate about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this exhibit, obviously recently upgraded with some clever technology to enhance the experience. What really makes it is the guides who really are passionate about what they are doing and happy to talk and answer questions. Schoolroom still used in term time so doesn't open till 11am

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Disley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only opened in 2016, & I think we were the only people here in the 90 mins or so that we spent here, but it was excellent (Contrast that to my comments on Anne Hathaway's cottage :) ) For £22 for a family of 4 we were treated to virtually a private tour. First you're shown a video in the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this gem by accident. In my opinion far more value and full of history and atmosphere. The kids loved it as did we. The staff obviously love their jobs and are a real asset and do a brilliant job of bringing history to life. It's so awe inspiring to be in the very room where Shakespeare spent 7... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on our way between Shakespeare's New Place and Hall's Croft when we passed this building, we weren't sure whether to go in but we're very glad we did! What an interesting building shown to us by really enthusiastic people. Meeting the Master in the schoolroom was a particular highlight. I would definitely recommend it for old and young... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing to see where Shakespeare was actually schooled and where he probably watched touring actors perform. We were all fascinated by the Prefects' Table and the newly discovered figure of John the Baptist. A good marriage of modern technology (not intrusive) and original artifacts. A 'must visit' if you are in Stratford upon Avon.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here in April for the 400th Anniversary parade so took the time to visit the school room too. Very interesting and lovely to see where our beloved Shakespeare went to school

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This really has been the best and most informative sight I've been to in Stratford! I was the only person to visit on a weekday afternoon in January, but enthusiastic volunteer Mike was still happy to show me around and he did a great job at explaining lots of details about the school. In my opinion they've organised the whole... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really worth a visit to learn more of the Stratford history than just Shakespeare. Amazing it has survived. Very interesting what they have found and present to you. Guides were very friendly, interesting to talk with and seem to enjoy being asked questions. We look forward to going back with another set of friends in a few months time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 15 January 2017 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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